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Jeffery also trained Riperton to use her full range.
While studying under Jeffery, she sang operettas and show tunes, in preparation for a career in opera.
After graduating from Hyde Park High School (now Hyde Park Academy High School), she enrolled at Loop College and became a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
She dropped out of college to pursue her music career.
In 1978, she received the American Cancer Society's Courage Award, which was presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter.
Riperton died of cancer on July 12, 1979 at age 31.
In 1977, she became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.As a child, she studied music, drama and dance at Chicago's Lincoln Center.In her teen years, she sang lead vocals for the Chicago-based girl group the Gems.Her early affiliation with the legendary Chicago-based Chess Records afforded her the opportunity to sing backup for various established artists such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Ramsey Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.While at Chess, Riperton also sang lead for the experimental rock/soul group Rotary Connection, from 1967 to 1971.