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Died On This Date (October 29, 2008) Mae Mercer / Popular Blues Singer

Posted by themusicsover on October 29, 2009

Mae Mercer
June 12, 1932 – October 29, 2008

maeMae Mercer was an actress and blues singer who spent most of her music career singing in Paris.  With a richly deep voice, she sang what Willie Dixon once called, “the real low-down blues.”  She fronted a band that included Memphis Slim for the better part of the ’60s.  Back in America during the ’70s, Mercer put her focus on acting.  She appeared in the films, Dirty Harry, The Beguiled, and Pretty Baby, and such TV shows as Mannix, and Kung Fu.  Mae Mercer, 76, passed away in her home after having been ill for some time.

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