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L'Toska 'Tos' Powell, Hair Stylist To African-American Stars Dies At 97

08/16/2011 06:39 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2011

L'Toska "Tos" Powell listed Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson and Dinah Washington amongst her roster of famous African-American starlets.

"She graduated from Morgan Park High School and studied hair styling under Marjorie Joyner, the inventor of a wildly successful permanent-wave machine. Joyner was a protege of Madam C. J. Walker, a beauty product pioneer who became the nation's first African-American female millionaire."

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