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Singer Connie Haines dies at 87

Worked with Sinatra, Dorsey

Big-band singer Connie Haines, who performed with Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in the 1940s, died Sept. 23 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. She was 87.

Haines was born Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais in Savannah, Ga. She started singing when she was 5. As a teenager, she teamed with Sinatra on “Oh, Look at Me Now,” “Snootie Little Cutie” and “You Might Have Belonged to Another” with the Dorsey band.

She also made movies, appearing in “The Duchess of Idaho” in 1950. In the mid-1940s, she toured with comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. She also performed for presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

She is survived by a sister, a daughter, a son and her mother.

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