Cass Elliot Biography
Birthday: September 19, 1941 (Virgo)
Born In: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Cass Elliot, born as Ellen Naomi Cohen and also referred to as Mama Cass, was an American actress and singer. She was best known for being a part of the group ‘The Mamas & the Papas’. A native of Maryland, she started singing and acting in her high school and relocated to New York in the early 1960s. She began her career as a stage actress after leaving high school before eventually pursuing a career as a singer. With the folk music craze engulfing the country around this time, Elliot formed the music group ‘Big Three’ alongside members James Hendricks and Tim Rose. Elliot later collaborated with Michelle and John Phillips, forming the group the Mamas & the Papas in the mid-1960s. This group came up with some major hits, including "Words of Love", "California Dreamin” and “Monday, Monday". After the group’s disbanding, she went on to release five solo albums. Also an occasional actress, she did a handful of small and big screen projects, including 'Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery'. The actress cum singer was married twice in her lifetime and had one daughter. On July 29, 1974, she died of a heart attack, at the young age of 32. In 1998, she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her contribution to the Mamas & the Papas.