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Edith Gorme, 16 August 1931, New York City, New York, USA. The youngest of three children, Gormes parents were of Turkish and Spanish origin, and since Spanish was the family language, she grew up speaking it fluently. At the age of three she made her radio debut, singing in a childrens programme from a department store. While at the William Howard Taft High School in the Bronx, Gorme was voted the prettiest, peppiest cheerleader, starred in the school musicals, and sang with her friend Ken Greengrass band at the weekends. On leaving school, she worked as a Spanish interpreter with the Theatrical Supply Export Company, before deciding to concentrate on a singing career, with Greengrass as her manager. Her first break came in 1950 when she successfully auditioned for band leader Tommy Tucker, and toured with him for two months. When that tour ended she spent a year with Tex Beneke before going out on her own, appearing in nightclubs,...