Alberta Hunter

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Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an internationally knownAmerican blues singer and songwriter who had a successful career from early 1920s to the late 1950s, was a contemporary of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith, and then decided to stop from performing to work as a nurse. In 1977, after 20 years working as a nurse and having to retire, Hunter made a successful comeback and resumed her popular singing career in her 80s until the time of her death.