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Betty Bennett

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  • Born: Lincoln, NE
  • Years Active: 1950s, 1960s, 1990s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

An experienced, sometimes sultry singer, Betty Bennett also studied piano while attending Drake University. She sang with Georgie Auld in 1943, then performed in a number of bands after completing time in the navy in 1945. These included orchestras led by Claude Thornhill, Alvino Rey, Charlie Ventura, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton. She married Andre Previn in the mid-'50s, made two recordings with him directing. She later divorced Previn and married Mundell Lowe. By the late '80s she was touring Europe with Lowe, and was a featured performer for opening night of Wolsey's club in London.