Cleo Laine

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Cleo Laine
Background information
Birth nameClementina Dinah Campbell
Born (1927-10-28) 28 October 1927 (age 95)
Southall, Middlesex, England
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1950–present

Dame Cleo Laine, Lady Dankworth, DBE (born 28 October 1927) is a British jazz singer and an actress. She was born in Southall, Middlesex to a white English mother and black Jamaican father. She is famous for her scat singing and for being able to sing very high and very low notes.

She is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories. Laine is the widow of jazz composer Sir John Dankworth.