Bea Wain, one of the last surviving vocalists of the big-band era, whose four No. 1 hits included a swing adaptation of a Debussy melody, died Saturday in Beverly Hills. She was 100. The cause was congestive heart failure, her daughter, Bonnie Baruch Barnes, said. Ms. Wain, who was largely self-taught and whose Bronx accent vanished when she sang on the radio, started performing when she was barely 6 years old and continued past 90. She got her big break in 1938, when she emerged from the chorus on the radio show “The Kate Smith Hour” to sing an eight-bar solo. The arranger Larry Clinton, who was listening, needed to hear no more.
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