Mama Cass Elliot

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Folk Singer
Date of Birth September 19, 1941
Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland
Date of Death Jul 29, 1974 (32)
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Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot, also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer and actress who is best known for having been a member of the Mamas and the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. In 1998, she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work with the Mamas and the Papas.

Born: Ellen Naomi Cohen, September 19, 1941, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: July 29, 1974, Mayfair, London, England
Resting place: Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery
Other names: Mama Cass
Occupation: Singer, actress
Children: Owen Vanessa Elliot
Relatives: Leah Kunkel (sister)
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About Mama Cass Elliot

Vocalist with The Mamas & the Papas, the group that released the hit "California Dreamin.'" She pursued a solo career, releasing five albums.

Before Fame

She dropped out of high school to go to New York City, where her first attempt at Broadway ended in failure.


It was rumored that she died by choking on a ham sandwich, but in reality she passed away from a heart attack.

Family Life

She married James Hendricks in 1963; after their annulment in 1969, she remarried Donald von Wiedenman in 1971.


She was once a guest on The Johnny Cash Show.

Information related to Cass Elliot

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  • American folk rock musicians
  • Burials at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Jewish folk singers
  • Singers from Maryland
  • American female rock singers
  • Musicians from Baltimore
  • American female pop singers
  • American University alumni
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