in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Blues; Jazz; Dance; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1036 words.
Jefferson, Eddie (03 August 1918–09 May 1979), jazz singer, lyricist, and tap dancer, was born Edgar Jefferson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Information about his parents is unknown. It is...