Beaver (singer)

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Performance at Nambassa 1979

Beverley Jean Morrison,[1] better known as Beaver (1950 – 23 May 2010),[2] was a New Zealand Jazz singer. She was an occasional actress who appeared in small roles in television and film.


She was a long running member of the ground-breaking Blerta musical and theatrical co-operative, and later of the similar troupe Red Mole.[3][4] She played a small role in the 1985 movie Should I be Good,[5][6] a New Zealand film based on the Mr. Asia drug ring, and performed the theme song to the TVNZ soap opera Gloss (1987–1990).

Her 1988 album Live at Ronnie Scott's was voted New Zealand's "Best Jazz Album" that year.

Personal life[edit]

She had two daughters with fellow New Zealand actor Bill Stalker.[7]

She died of sarcoma at the age of 59 in Auckland.[8][9]


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