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Name: Sarah Lois Vaughan                                                           
Also known as "Sassy", "The Divine One"                                           
Born: 27 March 1924 Newark, New Jersey, U.S.                                       
Died: 3 April 1990 (aged 66)                                                       
Genre(s): Bebop, Cool jazz, Traditional pop, Vocal jazz                           
Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One") (March 27, 1924,       
Newark, New Jersey - April 3, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was an American       
jazz singer, described as "possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the     
20th century".                                                                     
Sarah Vaughan was a three time Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment         
for the Arts honored Sarah Vaughan with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz   
Masters Award in 1989.