Shonka Dukureh, Actress Who Sang ‘Hound Dog’ in ‘Elvis,’ Dies at 44

She made her Hollywood debut as Big Mama Thornton, giving a performance that one castmate called “a spiritual experience.”

Shonka Dukureh, Actress Who Sang ‘Hound Dog’ in ‘Elvis,’ Dies at 44
She made her Hollywood debut as Big Mama Thornton, giving a performance that one castmate called “a spiritual experience.”