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Shirley Horn
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Vocalist
    (May 1, 1934-October 20, 2005)
    Born in Washington. , District of Columbia
    Died in Washington, D.C.
    Passed away from a stroke at 71
    Recorded 'Return To Paradise' and 'Come Dance With Me'
    She performed in nightclubs while underage.
    Qunicy Jones attempted to mold her into being only a vocalist.
    She thought pop music of the 1960s and beyond was beneath her.
    She limited her performances to the Baltimore and D.C. areas because she disliked touring.
    She was a child piano prodigy.
    She was acclaimed for her ability to accompany herself on piano.
    Miles Davis discovered her.
    She remained married to Shepherd Deering from 1955 until her death.
    In 2002, her foot was amputated due to diabetes complications.
    She's considered one of the great jazz divas.

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