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Linda Hopkins


Born - 14 December 1924, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died - 10 April 2017

King-size, benign Afro-American singer with a gospel voice as big as herself. Born Linda Matthews, she was mostly seen on Broadway, with a few isolated film appearances: Rockin' the Blues (1956), The Education of Sonny Carson (1974), Honkytonk Man (1982), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984), Disorderlies (1987), Leprechaun 2 (1994), The Survivors' Club (2003), Cries in the Dark (2006), and Stage Door Divas (2014), her last. Once said that she only sang 'songs where you can give vent to your feelings'.