- Category : 1924-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Spirit 2
American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". She is a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed a song of Dinah Washington as one of the songs that shaped rock and roll. Her Recording of "What A Difference A Day Makes" won a Grammy Award for songwriter, Maria Grever.