Maxine Sullivan

Maxine Sullivan
Maxine Sullivan

Sullivan at the Village Jazz Lounge in Walt Disney World, 1975
Background information
Birth name Marietta Williams
Born May 13, 1911(1911-05-13)
Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died April 7, 1987(1987-04-07) (aged 75)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz, blues

Maxine Sullivan (May 13, 1911 – April 7, 1987)[1], born Marietta Williams, was an American blues and jazz singer.

She was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania, and married jazz musician John Kirby in 1938 (divorced 1941), and stride pianist Cliff Jackson in 1956. Sullivan often performed vocals for John Kirby's sextet, and in 1937 recorded what would become her signature tune, a swing version of the Scottish ballad 'Loch Lomond'.

Sullivan died in 1987 in New York.[1][2] She was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Theater credits

  • 1939 - Swingin' the Dream
  • 1979 - My Old Friends

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