|Birth name||Dorothy Jacqueline Keely|
March 9, 1932|
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
December 16, 2017 (aged 85)|
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, vocal jazz, pop|
|Associated acts||Louis Prima|
Keely Smith (born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely, March 9, 1932 — December 16, 2017) was a Grammy Award-winning American jazz and popular music singer. She performed and recorded many times in the 1950s with then-husband Louis Prima, and throughout the 1960s as a solo-artist.
With her former husband Prima, their songs included Johnny Mercer's and Harold Arlen's "That Ol' Black Magic", which was a Top 20 hit in the US in 1958. At the 1st Annual Grammy Awards in 1959, Smith and Prima won the first Grammy for Best Performance by a Vocal Group for "That Ol' Black Magic".
References[change | change source]
- Unterberger, Richie. "Keely Smith | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
- Iconic vocalist Keely Smith dies from apparent heart failure at 89