Abbey Lincoln Net Worth

Abbey Lincoln was an influential American jazz singer, songwriter, and actress who used her fame to become an active civil rights activist. Born in 1930 in Chicago, she faced racism and sexism as a black woman in the music industry, but she persevered and became a successful musician. She also appeared in films such as 'The Girl Can't Help It' and 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes', and her lyrics often reflected the ideals of the civil rights movement. Lincoln remained professionally active until her seventies, exploring more philosophical themes in her later songwriting career.
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Who is it? Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Civil Rights Activist
Birth Day August 06, 1930
Birth Place Chicago, United States
Abbey Lincoln age 90 YEARS OLD
Died On August 14, 2010(2010-08-14) (aged 80)\nNew York, New York, U.S.
Birth Sign Virgo
Birth name Anna Marie Wooldridge
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress, civil rights activist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1956–2007
Labels Riverside, Verve

💰 Net worth: $1.9 Million

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In 1956 Lincoln appeared in The Girl Can’t Help It, for which she wore a dress that had been worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953), and interpreted the theme song, working with Benny Carter.


Lincoln was married from 1962 to 1970 to Drummer Max Roach, whose daughter from a previous marriage, Maxine, appeared on several of Lincoln’s albums.


With Ivan Dixon, she co-starred in Nothing But a Man (1964), an independent film written and directed by Michael Roemer. In 1968 she also co-starred with Sidney Poitier and Beau Bridges in For Love of Ivy, and received a 1969 Golden Globe nomination for her appearance in the film.


Television appearances began in 1968 with The Name of the Game. In March 1969 for WGBH-TV Boston, in one of a 10-episode series of individual dramas written, produced and performed by blacks, "On Being Black," was her work in Alice Childress's Wine in the Wilderness. She later appeared in Mission: Impossible (1971), the telemovie Short Walk to Daylight (1972), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1974), and All in the Family (1978).


During the 1980s, Lincoln’s creative output was smaller and she released only a few albums during that decade. Her song "For All We Know" is featured in the 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy. During the 1990s and until her death, however, she fulfilled a 10-album contract with Verve Records. After a tour of Africa in the mid-1970s, she adopted the name Aminata Moseka.


In the 1990 Spike Lee movie Mo’ Better Blues, Abbey Lincoln played the young Bleek's mother, Lillian.


Lincoln died on August 14, 2010 in Manhattan, eight days after her 80th birthday. Her death was announced by her brother, David Wooldridge, who told The New York Times that she had died in a Manhattan nursing home after suffering deteriorating health ever since undergoing open-heart surgery in 2007. No cause of death was officially given. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered.


Born in Chicago but raised in Calvin Center, Cass County, Michigan, Lincoln was one of many Singers influenced by Billie Holiday. She often visited the Blue Note jazz club in New York City. Her debut album, Abbey Lincoln's Affair – A Story of a Girl in Love, was followed by a series of albums for Riverside Records. In 1960 she sang on Max Roach's landmark civil rights-themed recording, We Insist! Lincoln’s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America.


Her lyrics often reflected the ideals of the civil rights movement and helped in generating passion for the cause in the minds of her listeners. In addition to her musical career, she ventured into acting as well and appeared in movies such as The Girl Can’t Help It and Gentleman Prefer Blondes. She explored more philosophical themes during the later years of her songwriting career and remained professionally active until well into her seventies.