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Rita Coolidge is an American two-time Grammy Award–winning singer best known for her hits in the 1970s, including the album Anytime...Anywhere.
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After a career in folk, country, R&B, rock and pop, Coolidge created her first jazz album, And So Is Love, in 2005. Her holiday album, A Rita Coolidge Christmas, was released in October 2012.
Coolidge has embraced her mixed heritage throughout her musical career. Her father was a full-blooded Cherokee, and her mother was half Cherokee and half Scottish.
Coolidge was married to country singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson from 1973 to 1980. Together they had one daughter, Casey.
The singer married Tatsuya Suda, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irvine, in 2012. The couple resides in Fallbrook, California.
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