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Irene Daye Spivak
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1918
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1971
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA

Singer, Entertainer. Spivak grew up in the small rural town of Lawrence, Massachusetts where she attended parochial school at St. Patrick's high school. She left shortly before graduation in 1935 when she was offered a job to sing in the band of Jan Murphy. After a couple of years performing in Murphy's band she left to sing with Mal Hallett's orchestra. She only remained with his band a short time, until after an early morning audition she was hired by "Big Band" orchestra leader Gene Krupa. During her time with Krupa she recorded 63 titles including such hits as "Drum Boogie" and "Drummin' Man." She worked with Krupa until early 1941 when she married Corky Cornelius a member of Krupa's band. A daughter was born to the marriage and she left her singing career to become a homemaker. Unfortunately, shortly afterwards her daughter died then her husband. She decided to return to show business and filled the opening with Charlie Spivak's band when June Hutton and the Stardusters left. Her greatest achievements in song came with Spivak's band whom she married in 1950. During her time with Spivak she recorded such hits as "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "Golden Earrings" and "I'll Never Say Goodbye." After retiring from the big band grind, she and her husband Charlie accepted a position with Ye Olde Fireplace restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina where they where contracted for many years to produce dinner theatre type entertainment. She split her time between Greenville and Miami where she had a second home as well as the headquarters of their entertainment business. 
Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Feb 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85089997
Irene <i>Daye</i> Spivak
Added by: Whispers From The Grave
Irene <i>Daye</i> Spivak
Added by: Whispers From The Grave
Irene <i>Daye</i> Spivak
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One Beautiful Lady......One Beautiful Voice ......Gone to the other side to entertain the higher ups. Much Missed Here.
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014
May you Rest in Peace.
- Whispers From The Grave
 Added: Aug. 7, 2012

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