Hazel Scott


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Hazel Dorothy Scott (June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981) was an internationally known, American jazz and classical pianist and singer; she also performed as herself in several films. She was prominent as a jazz singer throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In 1950, she became the first woman of color to have her own TV show, The Hazel Scott Show, featuring a variety of entertainment. To evade the political ... more »

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  • ''There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.''
    Hazel Scott (1920-1981), U.S. entertainer. quoted in Ms. (New York, Nov. 1974).
  • ''There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.''
    Hazel Scott (1920-1981), U.S. entertainer. Quoted in Ms. (New York, November 1974).
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