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Sarah Vaughan

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Birthday
27, 1924
Birthplace
Newark, NJ
Death Date
Apr 3, 1990 (66)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1924
Birthplace
Newark, NJ
Death Date
Apr 3, 1990 (66)

About

Known by nicknames like Sassy and Sailor, Vaughan was a jazz singer who was the recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989 for her exceptional contributions to American music.

Before Fame

She played at Newark night clubs as the pianist even though she was underaged.

Trivia

She won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female.

Family Life

She married four times: first to George Treadwell in 1947, then to Clyde Atkins in 1958, then to Marshall Fisher in 1971, and finally to Waymon Reed in 1978.

Associated With

In 1943, she opened concerts for Ella Fitzgerald.