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Kay Starr
Starr in 1999
Background information
Birth nameKatherine Laverne Starks
BornJuly 21, 1922(1922-07-21)
Dougherty, Oklahoma, United States
DiedNovember 3, 2016(2016-11-03) (aged 94)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
GenresTraditional pop, jazz
Years active1939–2016
LabelsCapitol, RCA Victor
WebsiteOfficial website

Katherine Laverne Starks (July 21, 1922 – November 3, 2016), known as Kay Starr, was an American pop and jazz singer. She was popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz".

Starr died on November 3, 2016 at her home in Beverly Hills, California from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 94.[1]


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