Beryl Davis

Beryl Davis (March 16, 1924 – October 28, 2011) was a British big band singer; born into a show business family, her father was Harry Davis, and her 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, The jointly run Oscar Rabin Band fronted by her father Harry Davis with Oscar playing tenor sax, 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. She moved to Los Angeles post-war & later was joined by her father Harry Davis, and with Frank Sinatra for one year on Your Hit Parade. She was part of The Four Girls singing group, with Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, and Connie Haines. They recorded sixteen singles, and albums that became best sellers. She appeared both in variety shows and on film. On 28 October 2011, Davis died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 87. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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