Dearie began her career singing with jazz bands in the 1940s and was eventually signed to a recording contract with Verve Records. She was also an accomplished pianist, and played on many of her recordings.
In later years, she collaborated with some of the country's top songwriters, including Johnny Mercer and Dave Frishbeg, and gained another measure of fame by contributing to the ABC educational series Schoolhouse Rock.
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