Bea Wain

Apr 30, 1917 – Aug 19, 2017 (Age 100)


Bea Wain, singer who was popular during the big band era, has died at the age of 100, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

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I met you and Andre when you were ppearing in NYC for some benefit. I was young and looking for work as aa deejay..somene suggesed tht as a first step I chane my name from Weinsock to Wayne. Because I knew you and your wok I decided to legally change it to WAIN.. when I told you the story you were thrilled...hugged me and kissed me...I'll never forget that moment--Norman Wain

What a wonderful legacy she left for all her friends especially from the Big Band era, which unfortunately passed all too quickly. My condolences to members of her extended family.

My sincere condolences to the Wain family. May you be continually comforted by pleasant thoughts of happier times together. May the strength that God provides, sustain you in the days ahead.

Heart & Soul is a beautiful song, Ms Wain had a beautiful voice. She lived an extraordinary long life, and she spend her early years doing what she loved. My condolences to her children and all her family. May she rest in God's memory. Psalm 147:4

I had the pleasure of interviewing Bea and Andre in their home in 1989. They were gracious, and shared many warm memories of working in radio and with the big bands in the '30s and '40s. Bea was a wonderful singer, and a wonderful person. She will be missed, for she is irreplaceable.

Bea Wain is one of the most important figures in the history of popular music vocalists. She was a major star in the United States but, beyond that, she was well-known in England and across Europe. She introduced countless songs which became standards and composers and lyricists prized her talents at singing songs as written no matter how complex and bringing lyrics alive as a story teller. She also was particularly notable in the way she dressed and her talent at giving audiences...

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please know that the God of all comfort hears your cries and He will resume you during this sad occasion. (Psalms145:18,19)