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Sarah Vaughan (I) (1924–1990)


Sarah Vaughan was born March 27, 1924 in Newark, NJ, and died April 3, 1990, in Los Angeles of lung cancer. Her parents were Asbury, a carpenter, and Ada, a laundress. She began studying music when she was seven, taking eight years of piano lessons and two years of organ. As a child she sang in the choir at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Newark ... See full bio »

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 2014 Selma (performer: "Easy Street")
 2013 Mulatschag (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.253 (2013) ... (performer: "Whatever Lola Wants" - uncredited)
 2012/I Sparkle (performer: "You Taught Me To Love Again")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #8.5 (2012) ... (performer: "Fly Me to the Moon")
- Episode #8.2 (2012) ... (writer: "Don't Blame")
 2011 The Adjustment Bureau (performer: "Fever (Adam Freeland Extended Remix)")
 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene (performer: "Sophisticated Lady")
 2010 Castle (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Deadly Affair (2010) ... ("Fever" (Adam Freeland Remix), uncredited)
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round 7 (2008) ... (performer: "Lullaby of Birdland" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unconfirmed Reports (2008) ... (performer: "Black Coffee")
 2007 Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 (Video) (performer: "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Lover Man", "September in the Rain", "Mean to Me", "Tenderly", "If This Isn't Love", "Over the Rainbow", "They All Laughed", "Cherokee", "I Feel Pretty", "The More I See You", "Baubles, Bangles and Beads", "I Got Rhythm", "Misty", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Maria", "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" - uncredited)
 2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 (2007) ... (performer: "Whatever Lola Wants")
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rocket Man (2007) ... (performer: "Fever (Adam Freeland Remix)" - uncredited)
 2006 Family Hero (performer: "Time after Time")
 2006 Priceless (performer: "Whatever Lola Wants")
 2006 Infamous (performer: "Broken-Hearted Melody")
 2005 Guess Who (performer: "Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)" (1955))
 2005 Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Sarah Vaughan (Video) (performer: "Just Friends", "Poor Butterfly", "On a Clear Day", "Just to Say Goodbye", "But Not for Me", "Our Love Is Here to Stay", "Embraceable You", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)", "Here's That Rainy Day", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Misty", "Send In the Clowns" - uncredited)
 2003 I Capture the Castle (performer: "Goodnight Sweetheart")
 2001 Anja & Viktor (performer: "All The Things You Are")
 2001 Heartbreakers (performer: "Quiet Nights (of Quiet Stars)")
 1997 For Richer or Poorer (performer: "Cheek to Cheek")
 1996 Faithful (performer: "Eternally' - as Sarah Vaughn)
 1995 Nixon (performer: "I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE" - as Sarah Vaughn)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Dime a Dance (1995) ... (performer: "Poor Butterfly")
 1995 The Confessional (performer: "Blues serenade")
 1994 Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- K-Gas the Groove Yard of Solid Gold (1994) ... (performer: "Daydream" - uncredited)
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (performer: "THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME")
 1991 Boyz n the Hood (performer: "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)")
 1982 Bare Essence (TV Movie) (performer: "IN FINDING YOU, I FOUND LOVE")
 1981 Sharky's Machine (performer: "Somewhere, Someway (Love Theme)", "Before You")
 1979 A Family Circus Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "The Dreamer")
 1977 Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress (TV Movie) (performer: "The Days Have No Names" - as Sarah Vaughn)
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (performer: "Mood Indigo")
 1969 Cactus Flower ("A Time for Love is Anytime")
 1961 The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Faraway Part of Town")
 1960 Murder, Inc. (performer: "The Awakening", "Fan My Brow")
 1957 Band of Angels (performer: "Band of Angels")
 1956 Basin Street Revue (performer: "You're Not the Kind of a Boy", "These Things I Offer You (For A Lifetime)" - uncredited)
 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (performer: "Perdido")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Variety Time ... (performer: "Perfida")
- Harlem Merry-Go-Round ... (performer: "The Nearness of You")
- Beale Street Revue ... (performer: "You're Mine in Every Way")
- All Star Review ... (performer: "You're Not the Kind of Boy for a Girl Like Me")
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Other Works:

Album (w/Billy Eckstine): "Swingin' & Singin'" (Diplomat Records). See more »

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Personal Quote:

When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice. See more »

Trivia:

She was close friends with crooner Billy Eckstine. See more »

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Aries

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