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9/20/1924 - 3/10/2016| Visit Guest Book
Gogi Grant (Getty Images / Michael Ochs Archives)
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Gogi Grant, a U.S. pop singer known best for the No. 1 hit "The Wayward Wind," has died. She was 91.

Her death Thursday, March 10, was announced by her son, Joshua Beckett. No cause of death was immediately available.

Grant was born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg Sept. 20, 1924, in Philadelphia. When she was 12, she and her family moved to California, where she won a teen singing contest and made appearances on TV talent shows.

In 1952, she began her recording career, using the name Audrey Brown and later Audrey Grant. Record producer Dave Kapp, an RCA Records executive, renamed her as Gogi Grant.

In the '50s she released "Suddenly There's a Valley," which became a top-10 hit; "When the Tide Is High"; "Who Are We"; "You're in Love"; and "Strange Are the Ways of Love." Grant dubbed Ann Blyth's vocals in 1957's "The Helen Morgan Story." The film's soundtrack album reached No. 25 in the Billboard album chart.

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She put out about nine albums including "Suddenly There's Gogi Grant" (1957); "Welcome to My Heart" (1958); and "Granted It's Gogi" (1959).

Grant also acted in 1958's "The Big Beat" and made regular appearances on television variety shows.

Grant continued performing in clubs through the 2000s and beyond.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on March 13, 2016
September 20, 1924 - March 10, 2016 Gogi Grant, one of the premier vocalists of the 1950's and 1960's, died peacefully at home on March 10, 2016, at the age of 91. Her children were at her side.... Read Obituary
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Gogi Grant, a U.S. pop singer known best for the No. 1 hit "The Wayward Wind," has died. She was 91. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here . Read Obituary
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