Tuesday, November 1, 2011

British-born Singer Beryl Davis Died at 87 in Los Angeles

Beryl Davis Died at 87 in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES – British singer Beryl Davis died in Los Angeles on Friday at the age of 87.

Greg Purdy, family spokesperson, told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that she passed away on Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Beryl Davis, a popular singer during World War II, was born in Plymouth and started to perform, when she was just three, with her father and band leader Harry Davis.

After singing on Bob Hope’s radio show, she became a celebrity in U.S. She was also honored to sing along Frank Sinatra on the radio show Your Hit Parade.

She was married once, to Hollywood radio and TV star Peter Potter in 1948, but they ultimately divorced.

Her partner of 35 years, Buck Stapleton, died in 2003. She is survived by three children a sister and two grandchildren.

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