Sarah Vaughan's remarkable range and smoky contralto voice earned her the nickname "the Divine One."
Dubbed "Sassy" for her onstage manner, she was associated with recordings of such perennial jazz and pop favorites as "Body and Soul," "It's Magic," "Misty," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Lover Man," "Here's That Rainy Day" and "Send in the Clowns."
She claimed that she never envisioned getting into show business, even when she signed up for amateur night at New York's storied Apollo Theater in 1942.
But Billy Eckstine heard her that night and recommended her to band leader Earl (Fatha) Hines, who hired... Read more
The Times’ virtual tour puts readers on the streets of Hollywood to visit the nearly 2,400 stars on the Walk of Fame.
Select a category to learn more about the bombshells, cowboys, crooners and other entertainers who are honored on the walk. An interactive map then takes readers to the exact location of each star along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
Read more about the stars in a database that uses more than a century of the archives of the Los Angeles Times to go deeper into the lives of hundreds of fan favorites, as well as those whose names are no longer well-known.