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us: Mills, Stephanie, 1957-

  • [Individual was a Grammy awardee and a Tony awardee.]
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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Fuller Name

    • Stephanie Dorothea
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Juilliard School
        • Organization: (naf) Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: (naf) Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Popular music
          (lcsh) Acting
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Singers
              (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
                (lcsh) Actresses
            • Use For

            • Sources

              • found: Her I've got the cure [SR] p1984: label (Stephanie Mills)
              • found: OCLC 12967996 (Hdg.: Mills, Stephanie, 1959- )
              • found: Mapp, E. Dir. of Blacks in the perf. arts, 2nd ed. (Mills, Stephanie (Dorothea); b. 3-22-59, Queens, NY; singer, actress)
              • found: All music guide, Aug. 16, 2002 (Stephanie Mills; b. Mar. 22, 1957, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
              • found: Soulwalking Web site, Aug. 16, 2002 (Stephanie Mills; b. Mar. 22, 1957, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
              • found: Biog. & geneal. master index online, Aug. 16, 2002 (Mills, Stephanie (1957-), Mills, Stephanie (1959-))
              • found: Biog. resource center, Aug. 16, 2002 (Mills, Stephanie (American actor, 1957-))
              • found: Contemp. misicians, v. 21, 1998 (Mills, Stephanie; b. March 22, 1957 (some sources say 1959), in Brooklyn, NY)
              • found: The medicine song, 1984: front cover (Stephanie Mills)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 4, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Mills, Stephanie; rhythm and blues musician/ singer, stage/ screen actor; born 22 March 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, United States; studied at Julliard; won her first recording contract, which produced the MCA single, “I Knew It Was Love” (1974); was cast as Dorothy in the Broadway musical “The Wiz” (1974); show ran for five years and played in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, and Madison Square Garden; musical became one of Broadway's longest-running; received a Tony Award for the role; signed with Motown; signed with Twentieth Century Records (1979); a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal (1980); an American Music Award in the same category (1981); left Twentieth Century Records and joined Casablanca (1981); produced only one Top 10 single in her next four albums)
            • General Notes

              • [Individual was a Grammy awardee and a Tony awardee.]
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              • 1991-07-19: new
              • 2015-05-21: revised
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