Born: February 21, 1933
Died: April 21, 2003
Occupation: Musician, singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, activist
Biography: Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.