Lula Mae Hardaway

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Lula Mae Hardaway (January 11, 1930, Eufaula, Alabama – May 31, 2006, Los Angeles, California) was a songwriter and the mother of blind soul musician Stevie Wonder. She spent most of her adult life in Saginaw, Michigan, but from 1975 lived in Los Angeles.[1]

Hardaway co-wrote many of her son's songs during his teenage years, including the hit singles "I Was Made to Love Her" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours".[1] For co-writing the latter song, she was nominated for the 1970 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. She died at age 76.

Legacy[edit]

Hardaway was the subject of a 2002 biography entitled Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder's Mother (ISBN 0-7435-2695-3).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lula Mae Hardaway, 76, Stevie Wonder's Mother, Dies". The New York Times. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2011.