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Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais (20 January 1921 – 22 September 2008) was an Americanmarker singer who performed under the stage name Connie Haines. Her 200 recordings were frequently up-tempo big band songs with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Frank Sinatra.

Biography

She began performing at age 4, and by age 9 had a regular radio show performing as Baby Yvonne Marie, the Little Princess of the Air.

After a number of regional successes and winning the Major Bowes contest, she was hired by Harry James, who asked her to change her name. She later joined Tommy Dorsey, and Haines credited Dorsey with developing her style further. Haines performed in a number of films, including Duchess of Idaho. She later did a television show with Frankie Laine.

She died in Clearwater Beach, Floridamarker of myasthenia gravis.

Filmography



References

  1. Martin, Douglas (September 25, 2008). Connie Haines, Peppy Singer, Dies at 87. New York Times


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