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Maria Cole

First Name: 
Maria
Last Name: 
Cole
Alternate Name(s): 
Marie Ellington, Maria Hawkins
Skills/Instrument: 
Gender: 
f
Date of Birth: 
August 1, 1922 - July 10, 2012
Birthplace: 
Boston, MA

Maria Hawkins was the daughter of Mingo Hawkins (a letter carrier). She was the niece of educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown.

Marie/Maria Ellington was the name Cole used when married to Tuskegee Airman Spurgeon Ellington. She performed with Count Basie and Duke Ellington with this name, before meeting and marrying Nat King Cole. -CD

source:
"Ellingtonia" Online Discography - Marcus Girvan, ed.

Maria Hawkins was the daughter of Mingo Hawkins (a letter carrier). She was the niece of educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown.

Marie/Maria Ellington was the name Cole used when married to Tuskegee Airman Spurgeon Ellington. She performed with Count Basie and Duke Ellington with this name, before meeting and marrying Nat King Cole. -CD