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Beatrice Wain, 30 April 1917, New York City, New York, USA. A vocalist, with a warm, easy and very musical style, Wain was at the peak of her popularity with the Larry Clinton Band in the late 30s. She played the piano as a child, and sang on NBC Radios Childrens Hour. Later, after broadcasting with vocal groups led by Fred Waring, Ted Straeter and Kay Thompson, and spending some time with Gene Kardos And His Orchestra, she joined ex-Tommy Dorsey arranger Larry Clinton when he formed his first band, late in 1937. During the next year she sang on all the bands vocal hits, including True Confession, The One Rose (Thats Left My Heart), I Double Dare You, Always And Always, Martha, Heart And Soul, Summer Souvenirs, Old Folks, Who Blew Out The Flame?, (Im Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over, I Want My Share Of Love,...