Betty Wright

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Betty Wright
Wright at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama, 2009
Wright at the Garrett Coliseum
in Montgomery, Alabama, 2009
Background information
Birth nameBessie Regina Norris
Born(1953-12-21)December 21, 1953
Miami, Florida, U.S.
DiedMay 10, 2020(2020-05-10) (aged 66)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1956–2020
Associated acts

Bessie Regina Norris (December 21, 1953 – May 10, 2020),[1][2] better known by her stage name Betty Wright,[3] was an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter. She became famous in the 1970s with hits such as "Clean Up Woman" and "Tonight Is the Night". Wright was born in Miami, Florida.

Wright died on May 10, 2020 of endometrial cancer in Miami, aged 66.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 306. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  2. Fuster, Jeremy (May 10, 2020). "Betty Wright, Grammy-Winning R&B Singer, Dies at 66". The Wrap. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Gospel Pioneer Dies At 85". Archived from the original on 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2011-01-15.