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Gogi Grant

American pop music singer

Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg (September 20, 1924 – March 10, 2016), known as Gogi Grant, was an American popular singer. She was best known for her No. 1 hit in 1956, "The Wayward Wind". She was voted the most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. This single returned to the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.[1] She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gogi Grant
Gogi Grant 2006.jpg
Grant in 2006
Born
Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg

(1924-09-20)September 20, 1924
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMarch 10, 2016(2016-03-10) (aged 91)
Other namesAudrey Brown
Audrey Grant
OccupationSinger
Spouse(s)Sherman Yettra (divorced)
Robert Rifkind
Children2
Parent(s)Rose (née Jacobson) and Alexander Arinsberg

Grant died on March 10, 2016 in Philadelphia, aged 91. Her death was announced by her son, Joshua Beckett. She also had a daughter, Jeri Brown.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gogi Grant". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-08-17. The same year, Grant was voted Most Popular Female Vocalist by Billboard magazine. But despite all the accolades, Grant was unable to follow up her lone hit despite releasing five albums in a two-year span, between 1957 and 1959. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide
  2. Notice of death of Gogi Grant, savingcountrymusic.com; accessed March 11, 2016.