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Nyro, Lauralocked

(18 October 1947–08 April 1997)
  • Dawn Lawson

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Nyro, Laura (18 October 1947–08 April 1997), popular singer-songwriter from the late 1960s onward, was born Laura Nigro in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Louis Nigro, a piano tuner and jazz trumpeter, and Gilda Mirsky Nigro, a bookkeeper. A largely self-taught pianist and an avid reader of poetry who grew up listening to Leontyne Price, ...

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