Grammy-winning song stylist Nancy Wilson ('Broadway - My Way') has died at age 81
Last Edit: WaymanWong 11:17 am EST 12/14/18
Posted by: WaymanWong11:07 am EST 12/14/18
The legendary Nancy Wilson won 3 Grammys and made many records, drawing upon pop, jazz and showtunes, spanning 5 decades. Her breakthrough hit was ''Guess Who I Saw Today'' by Murray Grand and Elisse Boyd. It was written for the Broadway revue ''Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952.'' Wilson also appeared numerous times on TV shows; hosted NPR's ''Jazz Profiles'' series, and received a Jazz Masters Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. She marched at Selma in 1965 and received an NAACP Award for her work in civil rights. In 2007, when she turned 70, Wilson was the guest of honor at a Carnegie Hall gala, and she sang ''Never, Never Will I Marry'' (from Frank Loesser's ''Greenwillow'') and ''Guess Who I Saw Today.''