Keely Smith

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Keely Smith
Birth name Dorothy Jacqueline Keely
Born March 9, 1932 (1932-03-09) (age 85)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Jazz, vocal jazz, pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 1949–present
Labels Capitol, Dot
Associated acts Louis Prima

Keely Smith (born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely, March 9, 1932) is 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".[1]

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  1. Unterberger, Richie. "Keely Smith | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 

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