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Gladys Bentley

Gladys Bentley
Born: Aug 12, 1907 in Philadelphia, PA
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Died: Jan 18, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Blues
Biography: Gladys Bentley was born August 12, 1907 (some accounts list the birthday as January 12), in Philadelphia, PA. As a young woman she moved to New York City's famous Harlem district, where, dressed in her signature tuxedo and top hat, she began singing at rent parties and speakeasies, creating an image ...Read full biography