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Name: Linda Hopkins  
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Date of Birth: 14th December 1924
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Profession: Actress
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Linda Hopkins (born Melinda Helen Mathews, December 14, 1924) is an American blues and gospel singer.

Born in New Orleans, Hopkins was discovered as a girl aged eleven by Mahalia Jackson and became a legend already in her life time. She has starred in several musical revues such as:

  • Me And Bessie, written by herself as a one-woman-show and as an hommage to the great Blues singer Bessie Smith. The world premiere was in Los Angeles in 1974.
  • Black And Blue, written by Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzoli. The world premiere was in Paris in 1985.
  • Wild Women Blues, written by Mel Howard. The world premiere was in Berlin in 1997.

Among the awards she has won are:

  • Tony Award
  • Drama Desk Award

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