Cleo Laine

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Birthday
28, 1927
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1927 (age 90)
Birthplace
England

About

Celebrated vocalist of jazz, pop, and classical music who made many appearances at Carnegie Hall and on television, like on The Muppet Show.

Before Fame

She worked as a hairdresser, pawnbroker, and librarian. Her first professional music gig was with John Dankworth, with whom she performed until 1958.

Trivia

She has been the only woman to receive a Grammy Award for jazz because of her exceptional scat singing.

Family Life

After divorcing her first husband, she married John Dankworth in 1958.

Associated With

She played the lead in a play at London's Royal Court Theatre, known to be the home of the playwright Harold Pinter.