Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln

Highest Rated: 96% Nothing But a Man (1964)

Lowest Rated: 33% For Love of Ivy (1968)

Birthday: Aug 6, 1930

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Actress-musician Abbey Lincoln made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for more than four decades. In her early acting career, Lincoln appeared in such films as "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956) and "Nothing But a Man" (1964). Lincoln's talent was recognized early on when she received a nomination for a best supporting actress Golden Globe Award for "For Love of Ivy" in 1968 for her incredible performance. Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Short Walk to Daylight" (ABC, 1972-73). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Abbey Lincoln, You Gotta Pay the Band" (1992-93), "Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters" (PBS, 1993-94) and "The Ark of the Spirit With Avery Brooks" (TBS, 1995-96). She also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the dramatic comedy "Mo' Better Blues" (1990) with Denzel Washington. Lincoln also created music for the Matt Dillon crime drama "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989). Lincoln last appeared on "Forever Ella" (1999-2000). Lincoln passed away in August 2010 at the age of 80.

Highest rated movies

Nothing But a Man
Mo' Better Blues
For Love of Ivy




71% 75% Mo' Better Blues Lillian Gilliam (Character) $15.9M 1990
No Score Yet 100% Short Walk to Daylight Dorella (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Answer Claudia Lee (Character) - 1969
33% 52% For Love of Ivy Ivy Moore (Character) - 1968
96% 88% Nothing But a Man Josie (Character) $12.4K 1964


No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968