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Mady Comfort

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Mady (or Mattie) Comfort was a jazz and lounge singer, dancer, and model. She was married to bassist Joe Comfort, who worked with Lionel Hampton and Nat King Cole, and who played on many of the Frank Sinatra/Nelson Riddle Capitol recordings. Gene Santoro, in his biography of Charlie Mingus (Myself When I Am Real), says that she was also a girlfriend of Duke Ellington, and that she is the "Satin Doll" about whom Ellington, Strayhorn, and Mercer wrote the song "Satin Doll." She died in 2003 at age 79. Read more...

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