Laurie Raddatz

Singer Laurie Raddatz, 70, who performed as Laurie Anders, died Sunday at her home in Tarzana of cancer.

Born in Casper, Wyo., Raddatz was said to have been discovered by Ken Murray when she was a cigarette girl at Chasen’s in Beverly Hills.

Murray featured her in his “Blackouts” revue in the late 1940s.

She subsequently recorded “I Like the Wild Open Spaces”with Arthur Godfrey, which became her signature song.

Raddatz appeared in the film “The Marshal’s Daughter” in 1953 with Hoot Gibson.

Survived by her husband, longtime Variety book reviewer Les Raddatz.

Visitation will be held today at Oswald Mortuary in Reseda. Graveside services will take place Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery.

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