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Florence Mills
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Vocalist
    (January 25, 1896-November 1, 1927)
    Born in Washington, District of Columbia
    Starred in 'Shuffle Along' and 'Lew Leslie's Blackbirds'
    Died in New York City from surgical complications related to tuberculosis
    Her work is largely forgotten.
    None of her musical performances were preserved on tape or film.
    She was photographed teaching a seal to dance the Charleston.
    She was the daughter of ex-slaves.
    She garnered the nickname 'The Queen of Happiness' due to her bubbly personality and exciting stage persona.
    She was featured in the magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair, a feat for a black woman of that era.
    Duke Ellington immortalized her in the song 'Black Beauty.

Credit: Black Chic


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