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us: Riperton, Minnie


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    • Birth Date

        19471108
    • Death Date

        19790712
    • Gender

        female
    • Birth Place

        Chicago (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Chess Records (Firm)
    • Organization

        Chess Records (Firm)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Rotary Connection (Musical group)
    • Organization

        Rotary Connection (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Epic Records
    • Organization

        Epic Records
    • Has Affiliation

      • Has Affiliation

          • Organization: American Cancer Society
      • Organization

          American Cancer Society
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    • Sources

      • found: Her The best of Minnie Riperton [SR] p1981: label (Minnie Riperton)
      • found: All music guide WWW site, Sept. 17, 2003 (Minnie Riperton; b. Nov. 8, 1947, Chicago, IL, d. July 12, 1979, Los Angeles, CA; soul singer)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 25, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Riperton, Minnie; Minnie Julia Riperton; Andrea Davis; singer, songwriter, health advocate; born 08 November 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; joined the Gems and recorded for Chess Records (1966); joined Rotary Connection rock group (1967) as the lead singer; signed with Epic Records; toured with Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, and Quincy Jones; released second solo album "Perfect Angel " and won the Recording Industry Association of America's certification as a gold album (1974); signed with Capitol Records and began working on her last album "1979's Minnie" (1976); spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society; awarded the Cancer Society Medal of Courage by President Jimmy Carter (1977); was American Cancer Society's education chairwoman (1978); died 12 July 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States)
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