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Alice Babs

Swedish jazz and schlager singer

Alice Babs (born Hildur Alice Nilsson; 26 January 1924 – 11 February 2014) was a Sweedish singer and actress from Kalmar, Sweden. While she worked in a wide number of genres – Swedish folklore, Elizabethan songs and opera. She was best known internationally as a jazz singer, and for being Swedens first entrant in Eurovision singing the song Lilla stjärna in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958.

Alice Babs
Alice Babs-1940.jpg
Alice Babs, circa 1940
Background information
Birth nameHildur Alice Nilson
Born(1924-01-26)26 January 1924
Västervik, Sweden
Died11 February 2014(2014-02-11) (aged 90)
Genresjazz
schlager
Occupationssinger
Years active1939-2014
Associated actsNils Lindberg
Duke Ellington
Bengt Hallberg
Charlie Norman
Swe-Danes

Babs died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on 11 February 2014. She was 90.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Swedish singer Alice Babs dies aged 90", The Local (Sweden), 11 February 2014
  2. Alice Babs död, Dagens Nyheter 11 February 2014 (Swedish)

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Alice Babs at Wikimedia Commons