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Marcia Hines

b. 1953

Marcia Hines (b. 1953) sang in church choirs while growing up in Boston, Massachusetts and had her first solo singing engagement at the age of seven. At sixteen she auditioned successfully for a role in the Australian production of the musical Hair, and has lived in this country ever since. In 1972 she began a two-year stint as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar - the first black actress in the world to play the part. In 1974 she embarked on a successful solo singing career that produced such hits as 'I Just Don't Know What to do With Myself' and 'Something's Missing in My Life' and saw her crowned Australia's Queen of Pop in 1976, 1977 and 1978. In recent years she has continued to perform on Australia's club circuit. Her daughter Deni, with whom she was pregnant during her tenure in Hair, has become a successful singer and songwriter in her own right. Morley photographed her in her own living room with her collection of LP records.

Updated 2018
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