«

»

MARIA HAWKINS ELLINGTON

Nat_and_Maria_Cole_1951

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Maria Hawkins

Description: Vocalist, USA

Known For: The widow of the late Nat King Cole

Instruments: Vocals

Music Styles: Jazz

Location: MA, United States of America

Date Born: 1st July 1922
Location Born: Boston, Massachusets, United States of America

Date Died: 10th July 2012
Location Died: Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site: Maria Cole

at the Internet Movie Database

Other Links: See below:

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Maria Hawkins Ellington

Maria was the widow of the late singer Nat King Cole and mother of singer Natalie Cole.

Maria Hawkins Cole (formerly Ellington during her first marriage to Spurgeon Ellington, a Tuskegee Airman) (August 1, 1922 – July 10, 2012) was the widow of singer Nat King Cole and mother of singer Natalie Cole. She was also a jazz singer who worked most notably with Count Basie and Duke Ellington. She met Nat King Cole while they were both singing at the Zanzibar club.

Cole was born in Boston and was the niece of Charlotte Hawkins Brown.Her father, Mingo Hawkins, was a letter carrier. Her mother, Carol, died while giving birth to her sister. Cole died in a nursing home in Boca Raton, Florida on July 10, 2012, at the age of 89, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

LINKS:

  1. ^ “Nat “King” Cole’s Widow Maria Cole Visits Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum”

    .

  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Associated Press (11 July 2012). “Widow of Nat ‘King’ Cole dies of cancer at 89”

    . Yahoo! News. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Gene Lees, Nat Hentoff (2004). You Can’t Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat. U of Nebraska Press. pp. 227–235.
  4. Jump up ^ “Nat “King” Cole’s Widow Maria Cole Visits Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum”

    . North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. June 11, 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

  5. Jump up ^ Henry Louis Gates, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (2004). African American Lives. Oxford University Press. p. 106. ISBN 9780195160246.
  6. Jump up ^ Notable Black American Women – Google Books

    . Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2012-07-13.

  7. Jump up ^ “NC Cultural Resources Newsroom » Nat “King” Cole’s Widow Maria Cole Visits Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum”

    . News.ncdcr.gov. 1965-02-25. Retrieved 2012-07-13.

  8. Jump up ^ Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood – Donald Bogle – Google Books

    . Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2012-07-13.