Savannah Churchill: Age 53 | Cause Of Death: TRAGIC ACCIDENT (MISC)

Drunkard Crashed down from balcony

(b. Savannah Valentine, 21 August 1920, Colfax, Louisiana, and raised in Brooklyn, N Y C, d. 20 April 1974) 

Churchill typified the urbane R&B style of the ’40s that could be characterized as jazz, blues, or pop depending on the song and the arrangement. In 1956 her career was virtually ended when she suffered long-term debilitating injuries after a drunk fell on top of her from a club balcony.   (Bob Porter — WBGO, NJ — says that she died eventually from those injuries).