Nancy Wilson (jazz singer)

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Nancy Wilson (1968)
Nancy Wilson (1968)

Nancy Sue Wilson[1] (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018)[1] was an American jazz singer and actress. Her career began in 1950 and she retired in 2011. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Wilson won three Grammy Awards for her recordings.[2] She was known as "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "Fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice".[3] Her best known works were "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am", "I Wanna Be With You", and "Uptight (Everything's Alright)".

Wilson died from kidney cancer on December 13, 2018, at her home in Pioneertown, California at the age of 81.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nancy Wilson - NEA Jazz Master (2004)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  2. "Nancy Wilson, NPR Biography". Archived from the original on January 20, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  3. "Nancy Wilson (Center Stage) (Biography)". Ebony Magazine. March 1, 2007. Archived from the original on June 11, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014 – via
  4. "Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81". Fox News. December 13, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.

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