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LATOUR, Nick
August 1, 1928 - February 28, 2011
Singer, actor and civil rights activist Nick LaTour died on Monday, Feb. 28 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 82.
LaTour's career spanned six decades as a singer and performer in films, theatre, commercials, on television and in concerts nightclubs. LaTour was born Edgar Daniel Nixon Jr., in 1928, named for his father, a leader in the civil rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama who posted bail for imprisoned civil rights icon, Rosa Parks. Mrs. Parks was Edgar Daniel's Nixon Sr. secretary for the NAACP chapter in Montgomery Al.
In 1948, a young Edgar assumed a stage name Nick LaTour and moved to New York to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and moved to Los Angeles, CA. in 1976.
Memorial service will be held at 600 W. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA. 90301, 1:00 p.m. by The Rev. Della Reese Lett. In lieu of flowers please send tax deductible donation to:
E.D. Nixon Foundation,
P.O. Box 250676,
Montgomery AL. 36125.


Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2011
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