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Betty Carter

Age: 69

Grammy-winning jazz singer who was labeled “the godmother of jazz.” She got her start singing with greats Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis; later recorded the classic “Baby It's cold Outside” with Ray Charles; and was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 1997.

Died: Sept. 26, 1998.

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