Bea Wain

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Bea Wain
Bea Wain Billboard.jpg
Background information
Born(1917-04-30)April 30, 1917
Bronx, New York
DiedAugust 19, 2017(2017-08-19) (aged 100)
Beverly Hills, California
GenresBig Band
Associated actsLarry Clinton

Bea Wain (April 30, 1917 – August 19, 2017) was an American Big Band-era singer. She was born in New York City, New York.[1] She led the vocal group Bea and the Bachelors (with Al Rinker, Ken Lane, and John Smedberg) and the V8 (seven boys and a girl) on the Fred Waring show. Wain had four No. 1 hits: "Cry, Baby, Cry", "Deep Purple", "Heart and Soul" and her signature song, "My Reverie".

Wain died of congestive heart failure at a retirement home on August 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 100.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "We Remember Bea Wain". Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  2. "Bea Wain, 'girl singer' from big-band era who jammed with Pavarotti, dies at 100". The Washington Post. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.

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