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Born: 1928/01/30
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Died: 2006/11/17
Years Active: 1949–1993
Genres: Pop, R&B, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Funk

Ruth Brown (January 30, 1928 - November 17, 2006) was an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and actress noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for fledgling Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "The house that Ruth built". Following a resurgence that began in the mid-1970s and peaked in the eighties, Brown used her influence to press for musicians' rights regarding royalties and contracts, which led to the founding of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Her performances in the Broadway musical ''Blac... Continue Bio >>

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