About this star

Mahalia Jackson

Next star: Fred Thomson
Previous star: Morey Amsterdam


Jackson circa 1962, photographed by Carl Van Vechten

Source: Wikipedia

Mahalia Jackson (/məˈheɪljə/ mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States". She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Mahala Jackson
  • Also known as: Halie Jackson
  • Born: October 26, 1911 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
  • Died: January 27, 1972 (aged 60) Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.
  • Genres: Gospel
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Instruments: Voice
  • Years active: 1927–1971
  • Labels: Decca Coral, Apollo, Columbia
  • Associated acts: Albertina Walker, Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Norwood, Della Reese, Cissy Houston, Milton Brunson

Read more about Mahalia Jackson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

At ‘Black Woodstock,’ an All-Star Lineup Delivered Joy and Renewal to 300,000
NY Times Music, 2019-08-15 09:00:16
Before Afropunk, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Mahalia Jackson and more graced a Harlem stage in 1969.

Kodak Black's Gig on Lil Wayne's Turf Triggers High Alert
TMZ, 2019-03-09 08:30:00
Kodak Black's been talking mad trash about Lil Wayne for about a week, and now that he's about to do a show in Weezy's hometown ... the venue's going full-bore to prep for violence. Kodak's slated to perform at the Mahalia Jackson Theater…

Ledisi's Message After Grammys Controversy: 'R&B Still Lives'
Billboard, 2015-02-27 15:00:00
Ledisi has definitely moved past the Grammy Awards telecast controversy of Beyoncé performing "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" -- the Mahalia Jackson...

Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Orange and Highland

Find out more about this area

From here you can:

Nearby you will also find Little Richard, Morey Amsterdam, Fred Thomson, Paul Anka, Bill Geist, Jimmy Kimmel, and many others.