Christine Gentry

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: jazz pianist and organist who recorded for MCA Records and had a five-year stint as host of her own TV show in Birmingham, Alabama and was invited to China by Madame Chiang Kai-shek to perform at the Royal Palace during her eclectic musical career that spanned decades, who was still actively performing at 83 when she made it to network TV as a contestant on NBC's reality show Second Chance: Search for America's Most Talented Senior and one of her last public performances was in January 2007 when she performed at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library as part of an annual music celebration honoring her cousin, legendary Sun Records founder Sam Phillips.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications after a fall

 

Born: July 28, 1920

 

Died: January 31, 2009

 

Location: Florence, Alabama