Mamie Smith, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mamie Smith

American vaudeville singer and actress

Date of Birth: 26-May-1883

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Date of Death: 16-Sep-1946

Profession: actor, conductor, singer, pianist, bandleader, stage actor, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Mamie Smith

  • Mamie Smith (née Robinson; May 26, 1891 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress.
  • As a vaudeville singer she performed in various styles, including jazz and blues.
  • In 1920, she entered blues history as the first African-American artist to make vocal blues recordings.
  • Willie "The Lion" Smith (no relation) described the background of that recording in his autobiography, Music on My Mind (1964).

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