A versatile singer known for her sophisticated, witty style, Evelyn Knight had 13 top-40 hits from 1944 to 1951.
"A Little Bird Told Me," which sold more than 2 million copies, was a No. 1 hit for seven weeks in early 1949, the same year Knight had another No. 1 hit, "Powder Your Face With Sunshine."
"My Heart Cries for You," a duet with country singer Red Foley that was released in 1951, was the final hit for the blond, statuesque singer.
Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Reedville, Va., Knight began her singing career in Washington, D.C., nightclubs. After moving to Los Angeles in the late '40s, she headlined at Ciro's and the Cocoanut Grove.