Sarah Vaughan (I) (1924–1990)

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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »


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 1989 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Mrs. Christopher
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1989) ... Mrs. Christopher (voice)
 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #15.13 (1961) ... Singer
 1960 Schlager-Raketen
Sängerin / Self
 1960 Murder, Inc.
 1951 Disc Jockey
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CD: "Golden Hits". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »


5' 3½" (1.61 m)


Waymon Reed  (divorced) | See more »


Paris Vaughan

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I've always been a Democrat, it runs in my family. See more »


She was inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for her contributions to Arts and Entertainment. See more »


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