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Carmen McRae
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Vocalist
    (April 8, 1920-November 10, 1994)
    Born in Harlem, New York
    Recordings include 'Torchy (1955),' 'After Glow (1957)' and 'Take Five (1961)'
    Passed away from stroke complications at 74
    She contracted emphysema due to her lifelong smoking habit.
    She divorced drummer Kenny Clarke.
    She accumulated seven Grammy nominations but won none.
    She's acclaimed as one of the most influential jazz stylists of the 20th century.
    She was best known for her behind-the-beat phrasing.
    Billie Holiday was her greatest musical influence.
    In 1994, she was awarded the Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment of the Arts.

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