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Etta Cameron

Bahamian singer

Died when: 70 years 103 days (843 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Etta Cameron

Etta Cameron (Ettamae Louvita Coakley;November 21, 1939 – March 4, 2010) was a Bahamian–Danish singer.She especially sang jazz and gospel, and left her mark in the Danish music culture through her entire career from her arrival in Denmark in the 1970s.

She was made a Knight of Dannebrog in 1997.Cameron was also well known as one of the judges in the first two seasons of Scenen er din, the Danish version of the American TV show Star Search.

Cameron was born in Nassau, Bahamas.From 1967 till 1972 she lived in East Berlin which she used as a base for getting performance commitments in Eastern and Western Europe.

Popular claims that she had lost her passport and has thereafter been forced to stay in the GDR for five years have been proven wrong.

In 1972 Cameron moved to Denmark.Her daughter Debbie Cameron, born in Miami, Florida, in 1958, also moved to Denmark in 1978, where she, too, established a musical career, not least representing Denmark twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1979 and 1981 along with Tommy Seebach.

Cameron died on March 4, 2010, in Aarhus, Denmark, after a long illness.

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