Betty Carter

(Lillie Mae Jones)
jazz and blues singer
Born: 5/16/1930
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

Grammy Award-winning jazz and blues singer whose career started at the age of 16. Though she did not enjoy fame until she reached her 40s, she is now considered one of the best bebop singers. She has performed with Muddy Waters, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. Her recordings include The Audience With Betty Carter (1981) and Whatever Happened to Love (1982).

Died: 9/26/1998