Summary: pop singer and vocalist whose hits like Tennessee Waltz, Old Cape Cod, and How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? made her the best-selling female singer of the 1950's whose signature song Tennessee Waltz reached No. 1 on the pop, country, and rhythm and blues charts simultaneously and was officially adopted as one of the two official songs by the state of Tennessee, but who recorded more than 1,000 songs and spent much of her later life on tour.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: November 8, 1927
Died: January 1, 2013
Location: Encinitas, California