Carmen McRae bio

Birth Name: Carmen Mercedes McRae

Occupation: Jazz Singer

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: April8, 1920

Date Of Death: November 10, 1994

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Carmen McRae was born on the 8th of April, 1920. She was famous for being a Jazz Singer. Significant 20th-century jazz vocalist who performed with Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Betty Carter, and other renowned musicians. She received an NAACP Image Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Honor.

Carmen McRae was born in New York. Early in her career, she worked as a jazz pianist in Chicago. She was nominated for Grammy Awards seven times between 1971 and 1990.

Carmen McRae was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Carmen McRae 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.

Carmen Mercedes McRae is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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


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

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Personal Life

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

Carmen McRae was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Carmen Mercedes McRae
NICKNAME:“The Singer’s Singer”
BIRTH DAY:Thursday
DEATH DAY:Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Carmen McRae was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Carmen McRae was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Carmen McRae had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Carmen McRae’s birth sign is Aries and she had a ruling planet of Mars.

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