One of her ex-husbands includes the actor Rafael Campos. Campos is best remembered for his role as ‘Ramon Diaz Jr.’ on the “Rhoda” television series from 1977 to 1978 and was featured in numerous films including “The Return Of Josey Wales” (1986), “Fever Pitch” (1985), “Heartbreaker” (1983), “The Return Of Frank Cannon” (1980) and “Where The Buffalo Roam” (1980).
Final Resting Place:
Burr Oak Cemetery
4400 West 127th Street
Alsip, Illinois, 60803
Grave Location:Elm Grove, Lot 155, Grave 4
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery off 127th Street, park at the office. Walk straight ahead out of the front of the office down the road that divides the two sections. Count 8 rows on the right section (Elm Grove) and then turn right into the section and count another 20 graves into Elm Grove for the final resting place of the Queen of the Blues Dinah Washington. Oh, and if you keep walking another 100 feet down the road you will find blues legend Willie Dixon.
Grave Location GPS41.66313766585505, -87.72999570194418
Read More About Dinah Washington:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Dinah Washington: A Queen in Turmoil
- Dinah Washington: Inside Her 39-Year-Long Wild & Extravagant Life
- Melodious Facts About Dinah Washington, The Queen Of The Blues
- Dinah Washington: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
- Dinah Washington - One Of The Great Female Vocalists
- Black History Now - Dinah Washington Biography
- Q And The Queen: Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones
- Who was Dinah Washington? Iconic singer played by Mary J Blige in Respect
- ‘Respect’ Fact Check: Did Dinah Washington Really Lose It During an Aretha Franklin Concert?
Videos Featuring Dinah Washington:
popular name: Johnny Ace
date_of_death: December 25, 1954
cause_of_death: Accidental gunshot to the head
best_know_for: A popular R&B singer with a string of eight hits in a row including "Cross My Heart" and "Please Forgive Me", he blew his brains out on Christmas Day between sets after telling everyone ‘It’s okay! Gun’s not loaded… see?’ Interestingly enough, "Pledging My Love" was a posthumous R&B number 1 hit for 10 weeks beginning February 12, 1955, thus Johnny Ace became the first artist to reach the Billboard pop charts only after death.
popular name: Janis Joplin
date_of_death: October 4, 1970
cause_of_death: Drug overdose - heroin
best_know_for: A permanent member of the "27 Club" (rock stars who died at age 27) Janis Joplin was premier white female blues vocalist of the 1960s, who performed with a fierce and uninhibited musical style before dying of a drug overdose in a Hollywood hotel. And despite her limited artistic output, she will forever be known as rock 'n' roll's first female superstar.
popular name: Dick Dale
date_of_death: March 16, 2019
cause_of_death: Heart and kidney failure
best_know_for: Dick Dale was an American rock guitarist. He was the pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverb. Dale was known as "The King of the Surf Guitar", which was also the title of his second studio album. Dale was one of the most influential guitarists of all time and especially of the early 1960s. Most of the leading bands in surf music, such as The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean and The Trashmen, were influenced by Dale's music, and often included recordings of Dale's songs in their albums. His style and music influenced guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, Eddie Van Halen and Brian May. He has been mentioned as one of the fathers of heavy metal. Many credit him with tremolo picking, a technique that is now widely used in many musical genres (such as extreme metal, folk etc.). His speedy single-note staccato picking technique was unmatched until guitarists like Eddie Van Halen entered the music scene.