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Alice Babs

Alice Babs, circa 1940
Background information
Birth name Hildur Alice Nilson
Born 26 January 1924(1924-01-26)
Västervik, Sweden
Died 11 February 2014(2014-02-11) (aged 90)
Genres jazz
schlager
Occupations singer
Years active 1939-2014
Associated acts Nils Lindberg
Duke Ellington
Bengt Hallberg
Charlie Norman
Swe-Danes

Alice Babs (born Hildur Alice Nilsson; 26 January 1924 – 11 February 2014) was a Sweedish singer and actress from Kalmar, Sweden. While she worked in a wide number of genres – Swedish folklore, Elizabethan songs and opera. She was best known internationally as a jazz singer, and for being Swedens first entrant in Eurovision singing the song Lilla stjärna in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958.

Babs died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on 11 February 2014. She was 90.[1][2]

References

  1. "Swedish singer Alice Babs dies aged 90", The Local (Sweden), 11 February 2014
  2. Alice Babs död, Dagens Nyheter 11 February 2014 (Swedish)

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