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Carmen McRae
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McRae in 1980
Background information
Birth name Carmen Mercedes McRae
Also known as "The Singer's Singer"
Born (1920-04-08)April 8, 1920
Origin Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Died November 10, 1994(1994-11-10) (aged 74)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Genres Vocal jazz, bebop, traditional pop
Occupation(s) Singer, pianist
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1939–1991
Labels Decca, Kapp, Columbia, Mainstream, Atlantic, Blue Note, Concord, Novus
Associated acts Jack Pleis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Billie Holiday, Norman Simmons, Cal Tjader, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck

Carmen Mercedes McRae (8 April 1920 – 10 November 1994) was an American musician, composer and actress. She performed jazz music. She recorded more than sixty albums. Her hit singles included "Dream of Life", "Good Morning Heartache" and "God Bless the Child".

McRae was born in New York City. She died in Beverly Hills, California from a stroke at 74.

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