Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gogi Grant, who...

...sang the 1956 hit “The Wayward Wind,” died at age 91. (Can you believe she's 80 in that video above? I think she's really singing that!)

Born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg -- yikes! -- her obit in the Times said:

...her agent suggested that she adopt the surname Grant because it had worked so well for the actor Cary Grant; the name Gogi (rhymes with Yogi) was invented by David Kapp at RCA Victor, she said. (She thought it was probably derived from Gogi’s LaRue, a restaurant Mr. Kapp frequented in New York.)

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