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Subject: Singer Helen Forrest was born 100 years ago today (died 1999)

Sang with top big bands (Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James)
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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 11:52:05am
In reply to: Happy birthdays! 's message, "Other birthdays, Apr. 12-" on Wednesday, April 12, 11:41:12am

Helen Forrest (April 12, 1917 – July 11, 1999) was an American singer of traditional pop and swing
She served as the "girl singer" for three of the most popular big bands of the Swing Era (Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James), thereby earning a reputation as "the voice of the name bands."


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