Birth Name: Jamesetta Hawkins
Date of Birth: January 25, 1938
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: January 20, 2012
Place of Death: Riverside, California
Ethnicity: African-American, Swiss
Etta James was an American singer. Her mother, Dorothy Hawkins, was African-American. According to Etta, her biological father was Rudolf Wanderone, a professional billiards player, who was of Swiss origin.
Rudolf was the son of Rudolph Wanderone and Rosa Bergin.
Source: Genealogy of Etta James (focusing on Rudolf Wanderone’s ancestry) – https://www.geni.com
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