Mahalia Jackson (Singer) Age, Height, Bio, Family, Wiki, Death, Husband, Networth

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer, considered one of the most influential singers of the 20th century. With a career spanning 40 years, Jackson has been integral to the development and spread of evangelical blues music in black churches in the United States, producing 22 million records and performing before mainstream and secular audiences in concert halls worldwide.

Mahalia Jackson (Singer) Age, Height, Bio, Family, Wiki, Death, Husband, Networth

Name:Mahalia Jackson
Nickname:Queen of the Bible
Profession(s): Singer
Date of Birth: October 26, 1911
Age (at death):60 Years
Birthplace:New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Death Place:Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death Date:January 27, 1972
Cause of death: Heart failure
Zodiac sign:Scorpio
Marital Status: Divorce
Marriage Date: 1936 (Isaac Hockenhull)
1964 (Sigmond Galloway)
Divorced Date:1941 (Isaac Hockenhull)
1967 (Sigmond Galloway)
Husband/Spouse:-Isaac Hockenhull
-Sigmond Galloway
Networth (approx.)$1‐million

Facts About Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson was born on October 26, 1911, in  New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Mahalia is famous due to the gospel song in her career was “Move on up a Little Higher”, which made her a world-renowned artist.

Mahalia has also known by nicknamed “Queen of the Bible” as she had a very impressive voice to go along with her immense talent.

she build up in a three-room house on  Pitt Street, which housed thirteen people plus a dog.

She is a member of the group known as the Johnson Gospel Singers.

Mahalia started working with famous singer and songwriter Thomas A. Dorsey.

Mahalia Jackson Photo

American Idol and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Fantasia Parino will star in a biographical film based on the life and events of Mahalia. The story of the film will be based on the book named “Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel”.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences introduced the category “Gospel Music or Other Religious Recordings” in honor of Mahalia. This made her the first gospel music artist to win the prestigious Grammy Award.

Mahalia was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in December 2008.

The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts was remodeled and opened on January 17, 2009, with a major concert featuring artists such as Patricia Clarkson, Placido Domingo and Robert Leal.

Mahalia married in 1936 but the marriage ended in divorce a few years later because her husband was an addicted gambler and also forced her to sing various compositions of secular music.

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