Big Mama Thornton bio

Birth Name: Big Mama Thornton

Occupation: Blues Singer

Place Of Birth: Alabama

Date Of Birth: December 11, 1926

Date Of Death: July 25, 1984

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Big Mama Thornton was born on the 11th of December, 1926. She was popular for being a Blues Singer. American blues singer most widely remembered for her 1952 hit “Hound Dog,” which became a huge hit for Elvis Presley three years later. She was nominated for six Blues Music Awards during her career and was inducted into both the Blues Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Big Mama Thornton was born in Alabama. She quit school following the death of her mother and began working at a local tavern. She left home in 1940 and joined the Sammy Greens Hot Harlem Revue. She became known for the subverting many of the gender expectations of her time, often donning clothes traditionally worn by men during her live performances.

Big Mama Thornton was a Sagittarius and was born in the Silent Generation.

JUMP TO: Big Mama Thornton’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos and related celebs.


Big Mama Thornton was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Big Mama Thornton is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Big’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Big Mama Thornton’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Big Mama Thornton’s parents.

Associated with

Jorge Vercillo

Blues Singer

Jake HaldenVang

Blues Singer

Zucchero Fornaciari

Blues Singer

Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Big Mama Thornton kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Big Mama Thornton was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Big Mama Thornton
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Big Mama Thornton was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Big Mama Thornton was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Big Mama Thornton had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Big Mama Thornton’s birth sign is Sagittarius and she had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

Don’t miss

Who’s the richest Blues Singer in the world?
Who are the richest people in the world?
When is Big Mama Thornton’s birthday?

Fans also viewed

Kenneth Nixon

Blues Singer

Derek Miller

Blues Singer

Chris Robinson

Blues Singer

Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. This page is updated often with new details about Big Mama Thornton. Bookmark this page and come back often for updates.