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 Helen Humes

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Helen Humes

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 9 Sep 1981 (aged 68)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot El Sereno Plot, Lot 96, Grave E
Memorial ID 6842416 View Source
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Jazz Singer. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, she began her career in New York, singing with the Count Basie Orchestra in 1938 and remained until 1942. Relocating to California, she embarked on a solo career and wrote and recorded the song "Be-baba-leba", which was a commercial hit in 1945. She recorded tunes for films, television, appeared in many Hollywood music productions and toured until retiring 1967. During the 1970s, she resumed her career appearing with Count Basie at various jazz festivals. She died of cancer at the age of 68, in Santa Monica, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 9 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6842416
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6842416/helen-humes : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Humes (23 Jun 1913–9 Sep 1981), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6842416, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .