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Gogi Grant
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    (September 20, 1924-March 10, 2016)
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name is Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg
    Singles include ‘Suddenly There’s a Valley (1955),’ ‘Wayward Wind (1956),’ ‘When the Tide Is High (1956),’ ‘Who Are We (1956),’ ‘You’re in Love (1956)’ and ‘Strange Are the Ways of Love (1958)’
    Albums include ‘Suddenly There’s Gogi Grant (1957),’ ‘Welcome to My Heart (1958),’ ‘If You Want to Get to Heaven, Shout (1959),’ ‘Torch Time (1959),’ ‘City Girl in the Country (1964),’ ‘Granted, It’s Gogi (1987)’ and ‘Her Very Best (2002)’
    Recorded as Audrey Brown and Audrey Grant
    Voted Most Popular Vocalist by Billboard Magazine (1956)
    Acted in 'The Big Beat (1958)'
    She moved to Los Angeles before her teens.
    She was nicknamed by an A&R man for one of his favorite restaurants.
    Despite the praise, she was never able to duplicate the success of ‘Wayward Wind.’
    She provided the vocals for Ann Blyth’s role in the Helen Morgan Story (1956).
    ‘Granted, It’s Gogi’ was released in England 20 years after her ‘retirement’ from the music business.
    She continued to record well into her 80s, especially as a headliner with the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies (until New Year’s Eve 2006).
    She performed at three separate Academy Awards: ‘Que Sera Sera’ in 1957, ‘Strange Are the Ways of Love’ in 1959, and ‘Pocketful of Miracles’ in 1961.

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