Death of Abbey Lincoln

August 6, 1930 - August 14, 2010
New York, New York | Age 80

Jazz singer dies at age 80 in NY
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CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80.

She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Friedman, who has been working on a documentary on Lincoln's life.

Lincoln made records and acted in films in the 1950s and '60s, then saw her career surge again in the...

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