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Full Name Alberta Hunter
Profession Blues Singer
Date of Birth April 1 , 1895
Place of Birth Memphis
Birth Country United States
Nationality U.S. citizens
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Died
Death Date 1984-10-17

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Alberta Hunter is one of the famous Blues Singer, who was born on the memorable day of April 1 in the year 1895. Hailing from the vibrant city of Tennessee, Alberta Hunter is a proud citizen of United States.

Chicago blues singer and nurse who, after taking a brief retirement, performed deep into her eighties. She recorded numerous songs in her early years, and in the 1940s, she toured with the USO.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Alberta Hunter continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Alberta Hunter
Popular As: Alberta Hunter
First Name: Alberta
Last Name: Hunter
Gender: Female
Birthday: April 1
Birth Year: 1895
Death Date: 1984-10-17
Death Day: October 17
Death Year: 1984
Place of Death: New York, NY
Place of Burial: Ferncliff Cemetery


Arriving in Chicago at the age of fifteen, she initially found little work outside of brothels and disreputable joints until the upscale club Dago Frank’s hired her as a soloist.

She left singing to start a career as a nurse, which she kept well into her second singing career.


She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, running away from home at age twelve to travel. Though mostly known for her music, she did have a walk-on role in Robert Altman’s Remember My Name and she also sang on the soundtrack.

Alberta Hunter Timeline

Her father left when she was a child, and to support the family her mother worked as a servant in a brothel in Memphis, although she married again in 1906.
By 1914 she was receiving lessons from a prominent jazz pianist, Tony Jackson, who helped her to expand her repertoire and compose her own songs.
She had a five-year association with the Dreamland, beginning in 1917, and her salary rose to $35 a week.
In 1919, Hunter married Willard Saxby Townsend, a former soldier who later became a labor leader for baggage handlers via the International Brotherhood of Red Caps, but the marriage was short-lived.
Her career as singer and songwriter flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, and she appeared in clubs and on stage in musicals in both New York and London.
The songs she wrote include the critically acclaimed "Downhearted Blues" (1922).