Sullivan, Maxine

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Name
Sullivan, Maxine Gender: F
Marietta Lillian Williams
born on 13 May 1911 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Homestead, Pennsylvania, 40n24, 79w55
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°39' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°46 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 06°12'



Maxine Sullivan (at the Village Jazz Lounge in Walt Disney World, 1975)
photo: Laura Kolb Satellite Beach, Fl.- Taos,N.M., USA, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American jazz vocalist, active for half a century, from the mid-1930s to just before her death in 1987. She is best known for her 1937 recording of a swing version of the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond". Throughout her career, Sullivan also appeared as a performer on film as well as on stage. A precursor to better-known later vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Maxine Sullivan is considered one of the best jazz vocalists of the 1930s. Singer Peggy Lee named Sullivan as a key influence in several interviews.

She was nominated for the 1979 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (won by Carlin Glynn) for her role in My Old Friends, and participated in the film biography Maxine Sullivan: Love to Be in Love, shortly before her death.

Maxine Sullivan married four times, and had two children. She died, aged 75, on 7 April 1987 in New York City after suffering a seizure. She was posthumously inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 7 April 1987 (Age 75)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 1998 (Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Black, African-American)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Flugelhorn, valve trombone)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Jazz)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Big Band and Jazz)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Nominated)