Essence, reported November 18, 2018: .
Frances Taylor Davis, the first wife of music legend Miles Davis, died Saturday morning. She was 89.
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“Frances was granted a scholarship at age 16 to study dance at the Dunham Technique in NY with Katherine Dunham. She trained and toured extensively with Dunham’s professional dance company in Europe and South Africa,” according to the family’s press statement. “On the 1948 tour, Frances was recruited for a special presentation to perform with the Paris Opera Ballet. She was the first African American in the history of the company to be invited to perform with the esteemed ballet company.”

She also appeared with Sammy Davis, Jr. in “Porgy And Bess,” “Mr. Wonderful” and “Shinbone Alley,” in addition to appearing with the original cast of “West Side Story” on Broadway.

Despite her immense talent, however, many remember her for her relationship to Miles Davis. The famous musician put her on the cover of his iconic 1961 album “ “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
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