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Bertha "Chippie" Hill
Birth: Mar. 15, 1905
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 7, 1950
Harlem
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Jazz Musician. Beginning her career as a dancer working with singer Ethel Waters in 1919, she was given the nickname "Chippie" because of her young age and her small size early in her career. During the late 1920s she began performing with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels as a singer and dancer, and toured with them on the Theatrical Owners Booking Association circuit throughout the south. She began recording in the mid 1920s, working with musicians such as jazz legend Louis Armstrong, and continued to record and perform in the New York City, New York area during the early 1930s until the late 1940s. During this time, she established herself as a popular blues and jazz singer with a powerful voice. In 1950 she was hit by a car and killed in a hit and run accident in New York City. (bio by: Adam Maroney) 
 
Burial:
Lincoln Cemetery
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Adam Maroney
Record added: Aug 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6657816
Bertha Chippie Hill
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