Dorothy Love Coates

Birthday:

01/30/1928

Place of birth:

Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.:

Biography:

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".



Credits

Beloved (1998)
M. Lucille Williams
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Gospel singer
Ghost (1990)
Performer