Nina Simone

Nina Simone

American singer-songwriter (1933–2003)
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Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), known professionally as Nina Simone (), was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned styles including classical, folk, gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, and pop.

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Nina Simone was born on Tuesday, 21 February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, USA. Her full name at birth was Eunice Kathleen Waymon. She was best known as a singer. Simone's country of citizenship (nationality) was American. She died on Monday, 21 April 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhone, France at the age of 70. For university, she studied at Juilliard School of Music, NY. Her religion is listed as Christian. She was 5' 6" (168 cm) tall with a slim build. She had dark brown eyes and black hair (color). Her net worth was reported to be $5,000,000 US dollars. Her zodiac star sign was Pisces.

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Full name at birth
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
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Claim to fame
Grammy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist
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Date of birth
21 February 1933
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Place of birth
Tryon, North Carolina, USA
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Date of death
21 April 2003
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70 (age at death)
Place of death
Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
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Cause of death
Natural Causes
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Occupation
Singer, Composer
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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Net worth
$5,000,000 USD
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University
Juilliard School of Music, NY
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Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.
  • Her professional name is a combination of Nina ("little one"), from an Hispanic boyfriend, and Simone from French film actress Simone Signoret.
  • Daughter Lisa Celeste (Lisa Stroud), born in 1962.She`s a Broadway actress, star of the Broadway musical "Elton John`s Aida".
  • Autobiography, "I Put A Spell on You", published in 1991.
  • Her first hit recording was her rendition of the classic song "I Loves You, Porgy", from Gershwin`s opera "Porgy and Bess".
  • Sixth of seven children. Studied at Julliard School of Music in New York Resides in the South of France Awarded an Honorary Doctor in Music and Humanities

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