Nina Simone

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone Full Name: Nina Simone [Eunice Kathleen Waymon]


Profession: Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Why Famous: A prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement in America, Simone was also a noted jazz and soul singer.

Angered by racism in America, she permanently left the country in 1973.

Born: February 21, 1933
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tyron, North Carolina, USA

Died: April 21, 2003 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Breast cancer