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Blanche Calloway

Born: 
02/09/1902
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Died: 
12/16/1978
Years Active: 
1920's-1940's
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Blanche Calloway was an American jazz singer, bandleader, composer and the older sister of Cab Calloway. Calloway was the first woman to lead an all-male orchestra and performed alongside musicians such as Cozy Cole, Chick Webb and her brother. Her performing style was described as "flamboyant" and a major influence on her brother's own performance style.