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Carmen McRae

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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
No Score Yet Hotel
  • Christine
1967
No Score Yet The Subterraneans
  • Herself
1960

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