Born: 21st of February 1933
Name: Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina
Died: 21st of April 2003 (aged 70)
Last Public Performance: Poland, July 2002
Children: Simone Kelly (and 3 grandchildren)
First Album: 'Little Girl Blue' 1958 on Bethlehem Records included 'I Loves You Porgy'
Releases: released over 37 albums between 1958 and 1993
Instruments: Piano, vocal
Little known: she suffered from bipolar disorder, also diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia
Degrees: Two honorary degrees in music and humanities from the University of Massachusetts and Malcolm X College. Honorary degree by the Curtis Institute.