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Betty Davis (née Mabry; born July 26, 1945) is an American funk and soul singer. She is known for her memorable live performances, and as Miles Davis 's second wife. Born in 1945 according to most sources (though she claims 1944 ), Betty Mabry grew up in Durham, North Carolina.
A wildly flamboyant funk diva with few equals even three decades after her debut, Betty Davis combined the gritty emotional realism of Tina Turner, the futurist fashion sense of David Bowie, and the trendsetting flair of Miles Davis, her husband for a year. It's easy to imagine the snickers when a 23-year-old model married a famous musician twice her age, but Daviswas no gold digger; she turned
Miles on to Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone (providing the spark that led to his musical reinvention on In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew), then proved her own talents with a trio of sizzling mid-'70s solo LPs.