Celebrity Photo

Carmen McRae

  • Highest Rated: 100% Hotel (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
  • Birthday: Apr 8, 1922
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • For over five decades, Carmen McRae was a leading jazz singer. Professionally, she started singing in 1939, but did not begin to get popular until she joined Benny Carter's big band in 1944. McRae subsequently performed with other major bands, including Count Basie and Mercer Ellington. She launched a sporadic film career, making a cameo appearance as a singer in the Tony Curtis vehicle The Square Jungle (1955). Similar appearances followed. In Richard Pryor's Jo Jo Dancer Your Life Is Calling (1986), McRae landed a real acting role, that of the title comedian's grandmother.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Jazz Legends Live! 9 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Carmen McRae: Live in Montreal Actor 2005
No Score Yet Jazz Legends Live! 6 Actor 2004
No Score Yet Jazz Legends Live! 8 Actor 1997
No Score Yet Lady Day: The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday Actor 1990
55% Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Grandmother 1986
No Score Yet Thelonious Monk: Music in Monk's Time Actor 1985
100% Hotel Christine 1967
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Herself 1960
No Score Yet The Square Jungle Singer 1955

QUOTES FROM Carmen McRae CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.