Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer.

Sarah Vaughan
Vaughan, c. 1946
Background information
Birth nameSarah Lois Vaughan
Born(1924-03-27)March 27, 1924
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedApril 3, 1990(1990-04-03) (aged 66)
Hidden Hills, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1942–1990
LabelsColumbia, Mercury, Verve, Roulette, Pablo

Nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One",[1] she won four Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.[2] She was given an NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989.[3] Critic Scott Yanow wrote that she had "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century".[4]