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Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Known For: "Downhearted Blues" (1922) Hit record
Instruments: Voice
Music Styles: Blues
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.redhotjazz.com/hunter.html
Date Born: 1st April 1895
Location Born: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Date Died: 17th October 1984
Location Died: Westchester County, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Natural causes
Memorial: She is buried in the Ferncliff Cemetary and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, Elmwood section, plot 1411.
Summary: Born in Memphis, she left home while still in her early teens and settled in Chicago, Illinois. There, she peeled potatoes by day and hounded club owners by night, determined to land a singing job.
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