Abbey Lincoln

Actress-musician Abbey Lincoln made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for more than four decades. In her early acting career, Lincoln appeared in such films as "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956) and "Nothing ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Forever Ella 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ark of the Spirit With Avery Brooks 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)

Lillian Gilliam (Actor)

Short Walk to Daylight 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

For Love of Ivy 1968 (Movie)

Ivy Moore (Actor)

Nothing But a Man 1964 (Movie)

Josie (Actor)

The Girl Can't Help It 1956 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Music (3)

Abbey Lincoln, You Gotta Pay the Band (TV Show)

Song Performer

Abbey Lincoln, You Gotta Pay the Band (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Biography

Actress-musician Abbey Lincoln made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for more than four decades. In her early acting career, Lincoln appeared in such films as "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956) and "Nothing But a Man" (1964). Lincoln's talent was recognized early on when she received a nomination for a best supporting actress Golden Globe Award for "For Love of Ivy" in 1968 for her incredible performance. Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Short Walk to Daylight" (ABC, 1972-73). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Abbey Lincoln, You Gotta Pay the Band" (1992-93), "Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters" (PBS, 1993-94) and "The Ark of the Spirit With Avery Brooks" (TBS, 1995-96). She also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the dramatic comedy "Mo' Better Blues" (1990) with Denzel Washington. Lincoln also created music for the Matt Dillon crime drama "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989). Lincoln last appeared on "Forever Ella" (1999-2000). Lincoln passed away in August 2010 at the age of 80.

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