( b. Apr 26, 1886 Columbus, Georgia, USA - d. Dec 22, 1939 Columbus, Georgia, USA ) Female
Gertrude Pridgett performed as a child with her parents in minstrel shows. She married Will Rainey in 1904 and toured as "Ma & Pa Rainey." Ma became the "Mother of the Blues," a top recording artist and made blues music popular in U.S. in 1900s.
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