Linda Hopkins

Linda Hopkins

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Linda Hopkins (born December 14, 1924) is an African American actress and blues and gospel singer. She was born as Melinda Helen Matthews in New Orleans, Louisiana, the second child of the Reverend Fred Matthews, Sr. and Hazel Smith. She grew up in the section of New Orleans known by the locals as "Zion City." She went to school in "Gert Town" which border Xavier University. Known as "Lil Helen Matthews" as a child, she was discovered at the age of eleven by Mahalia Jackson when she persuaded Jackson to perform at a fundraiser at her home church, St. Mark's Baptist Church. Lil Helen opened the children's fundraising program with a rendition of Jackson's gospel hit, God Shall Wipe Your Tears Away.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135733087
  • 9786135733082