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Sarah Lois Vaughan (/vɔːn/, pronunciation respelling VAWN; March 27, 1924 April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer and pianist. Nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One",[1] she won two Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and was nominated for a total of nine Grammy Awards.[2] She was given an NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989.[3] Critic Scott Yanow wrote that she had "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century".[4]

Early life

Vaughan was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Asbury "Jake" Vaughan, a carpenter by trade who played guitar and piano, and Ada Vaughan, a laundress who sang in the church choir, migrants from Virginia

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