November 23, 1952 – March 27, 2015
Jazz vocalist, singer, and actress B J Crosby died March 27th from complications of diabetes and a stroke at age 62. B J was born Joanne Crayton in New Orleans and started her career by singing in church choirs and local theaters during the 1970s and 1980s. She appeared on Broadway, including Smokey Joe's Cafe, for which she received a nomination for a Tony Award in 1995. She appeared on Smokey Joe's Cafe's official Broadway album, which won a Grammy Award. Outside of the theater, she had guest roles in several television series. Her 1984 cable television special, Lady BJ Sings Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday, won a Cable ACE Award.
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