Thursday, December 13, 2012

Marilyn Maye

Johnny Carson, host of The Tonight Show, described Marilyn Maye as, “Super Singer”, and Ella Fitzgerald referred to her as, “The greatest white female singer in the world.”

Marilyn began her musical training at the age of three with her mother, who accompanied her on the piano. At age nine, she began classical voice lessons.

Steve Allen invited her to appear on his very popular television show, and soon after, Marilyn signed a recording contract with RCA records. 

She appeared on The Tonight Show a record 76 times, and received a Grammy Awards nomination for “Best New Artist”.

Her most recent award, among many, was the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Cabaret Professionals.

Photograph copyright 2012 Larry F. Levenson. All rights reserved.

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