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Document Details


Title: Abbey Lincoln
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-178
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Abbey Lincoln is a singer, lyricist, composer, actress, writer, teacher and painter. Born Anna Marie on August 6, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the 10th child and 5th girl of Evelyn and Alexander Wooldridge, she became Gaby, Gaby Lee and Animata Moseka. Currently Lincoln, who no longer considers herself part of commercial film and music industry, is working on her autobiography. Her major art collection resides in NYC.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/alcat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lincoln, Abbey, 1930-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 6-Aug-1930
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Actress; Composer; Lyricist; Singer; Writer
Age at speaking: 66
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 18-Sep-1996
Interviewer: Murray, James Briggs; Narita, Cobi
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024709-26412