Sam Cooke

Birth Name: Samuel Cooke

Date of Birth: January 22, 1931

Place of Birth: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

Date of Death: December 11, 1964

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

Ethnicity: African-American

Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.

Sam was the son of Annie Mae (Carroll) and Charles Cooke.

Sam’s maternal grandparents were Edward U. Carroll and May Lewis (the daughter of Eugenia Payne).

Source: Genealogy of Charles Cooke (focusing on his mother’s side) –


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