James Carter


Age: 77

Summary: singer whose recording of Po' Lazarus was included in the movie and soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which was recorded by music folklorist Alan Lomax in the early 1960's when Carter was serving time in a Mississippi prison, and for which he received a $20,000 royalty check in 2002 (the only money he ever made from music).

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: December 18, 1925

Died: November 26, 2003

Chicago, Illinois