Mahi Beamer

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Edwin Mahiʻai (Mahi) Copp Beamer (December 5, 1928 – July 14, 2017) was an American tenor falsetto singer, composer and hula dancer of Hawaiian ancestry. He was born in Honolulu in the Territory of Hawaii. In 2006, Mahi Beamer was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.[1] He was named a "Living Treasure of Hawaii" in 2008 by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii.

In 1959, Beamer had an uncredited part as a singer in the Columbia Pictures movie Forbidden Island, which starred Jon Hall and was filmed on location in Hawaii.[2] Beamer has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and for thirteen years was a featured performer of Nalani Kele's Polynesian Review at the Stardust Resort and Casino in Paradise, Nevada.

Beamer died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on July 14, 2017 in Honolulu at the age of 88.

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  1. Moreno, Loren (July 11, 2007). "Hawaiian music legends to be honored". Honolulu Advertiser.
  2. Pitts, Michael (2010). Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928–1982. McFarland. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-7864-4447-2.