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Dorothy Love Coates

Dorothy Love Coates, born Dorothy McGriff , was an American gospel singer, songwriter, composer, and actress. Coates rose to stardom in the 1950s as a member of The Original Gospel Harmonettes. With her "raggedy" voice and preacher's fire she could outsing the most powerful hard gospel male singers of the era. She was also a notable composer, writing songs such as "You Can't Hurry God (He's Right On Time)", "99 and a Half Won't Do" and "That's Enough".

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Jan 30, 1928 In Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ghost 1990-07-12
Latest Project:
Movie Beloved 1998-10-16
Known For
Poster of Beloved
Poster of The Long Walk Home
Poster of Ghost
Movie Beloved M. Lucille Williams 1998-10-16
Movie Ghost Performer 1990-07-12
Movie The Long Walk Home Gospel singer 1990-12-21