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McRae in 1980
|Birth name||Carmen Mercedes McRae|
|Also known as||"The Singer's Singer"|
|Born||April 8, 1920|
|Origin||Harlem, New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||November 10, 1994 (aged 74)|
Beverly Hills, California, United States
|Genres||Vocal jazz, bebop, traditional pop|
|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".
- Stephen Holden (November 12, 1994). "Carmen McRae Is Dead at 74; Jazz Career Spanned 5 Decades". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/12/obituaries/carmen-mcrae-is-dead-at-74-jazz-career-spanned-5-decades.html?_r=0. Retrieved December 16, 2015.