Singer, dancer, entertainer, actor and a part of everyone's lives in her and the generations that follow. KCRW began it's set this morning with "You won't forget me although you try. I am full of memories too hard to die."
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AP coverage in the Review Journal.
"My identity is very clear to me now. I am a black woman. I'm free. I no longer have to be a 'credit.' I don't have to be a symbol to anybody; I don't have to be a first to anybody. I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else."