Beryl Davis

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Beryl Davis
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Davis in 2009
Background information
Genres Jazz standards
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1942-2011
Labels Hindsight
Associated acts Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, The Four Girls

Beryl Davis (16 March 1924 – 28 October 2011) was a British-born American big band singer. Her younger sister is Lisa Davis Waltz, a teen actress in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Plymouth, England, she began to sing for her father's band,[1] and became popular singing for British and Allied troops during World War II. Glenn Miller discovered her in London, and she sang for the Army Air Force Orchestra.[2][3] She moved to Los Angeles after the war with her father's big band, and with Frank Sinatra for one year on Your Hit Parade.[4]

Davis in an 8 October 1947 publicity photo by William P. Gottlieb

She was part of The Four Girls singing group, with Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, and Connie Haines. They recorded sixteen singles, and albums which became best sellers.[5] She appeared both in variety shows and films.[6][7]

In 1996, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.[8]

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On 28 October 2011, Davis died in Los Angeles from complications of Alzheimer's disease, at age 87.[9]

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