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'''Marilyn Maye''' (born April 10, 1928) is an [[United States|American]] [[cabaret]] singer and [[musical theatre]] [[actress]]. She began her career as a young child performing in Kansas in both live concerts and on the radio. After graduating from high school, she moved to Chicago where she drew the attention of [[Steve Allen]], performing first on ''The Steve Allen Show'' and later ''[[The Tonight Show]]''. She holds the distinction of being the most frequently heard singer in the history of the latter program. She made numerous recordings with [[RCA]] during the 1960s, after which she has had a highly successful career as a cabaret artist, continuing to this day. She has also occasionally appeared on the stage in musicals.<ref name="ON">{{cite web|url=http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2010/10/Features/Maye_in_October.html|title=Maye in October|work=[[Opera News]]|date=September 2010}}</ref>
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'''Marilyn Maye''' (born April 10, 1928) is an [[United States|American]] [[cabaret]] singer and [[musical theatre]] [[actress]]. She began her career as a young child performing in Kansas in both live concerts and on the radio. After graduating from high school, she moved to Chicago where she drew the attention of [[Steve Allen]], performing first on ''The Steve Allen Show'' and later ''[[The Tonight Show]]''. She holds the distinction of being the most frequently heard singer in the history of the latter program. She made numerous recordings with [[RCA]] during the 1960s, after which she has had a highly successful career as a cabaret artist, continuing to this day. She has also occasionally appeared on the stage in musicals.<ref name="ON">{{cite web|url=http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2010/10/Features/Maye_in_October.html|title=Maye in October|work=[[Opera News]]|date=September 2010}}</ref>
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She was dubbed "Super-Singer" by Johnny Carsonand "the greatest white female singer in the world" by Ella Fitzgerald.
   
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==Life and career==
 
==Life and career==
 
Born Marilyn Maye McLaughlin to Lyle (or Kenneth) and Lila (or Lyla) McLaughlin in [[Wichita, Kansas]],<ref>[http://cjonline.com/stories/062508/lif_294978524.shtml Marilyn Mae biodata]</ref> she began her career as a child, competing in amateur contests in [[Topeka, Kansas]], where her father, a pharmacist, owned a drugstore. She was accompanied on piano by her mother, who had named her daughter for her own favorite entertainer, musical theater star [[Marilyn Miller]].<ref>[http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/news/03-2007/maye-time_10314.html Theater Mania website]</ref> In 1942, after her parents divorced, she moved with her mother to [[Des Moines, Iowa]].<ref>[http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/FAMOUSIOWANS/41221036 ''Des Moines Register'' article re Maye]</ref> She began her musical training with her mother at the age of 3. At the age of 9 she began taking voice lessons with Rosamond Nyman, a teacher of classical singing, in Topeka.<ref name="ON"/>
 
Born Marilyn Maye McLaughlin to Lyle (or Kenneth) and Lila (or Lyla) McLaughlin in [[Wichita, Kansas]],<ref>[http://cjonline.com/stories/062508/lif_294978524.shtml Marilyn Mae biodata]</ref> she began her career as a child, competing in amateur contests in [[Topeka, Kansas]], where her father, a pharmacist, owned a drugstore. She was accompanied on piano by her mother, who had named her daughter for her own favorite entertainer, musical theater star [[Marilyn Miller]].<ref>[http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/news/03-2007/maye-time_10314.html Theater Mania website]</ref> In 1942, after her parents divorced, she moved with her mother to [[Des Moines, Iowa]].<ref>[http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/FAMOUSIOWANS/41221036 ''Des Moines Register'' article re Maye]</ref> She began her musical training with her mother at the age of 3. At the age of 9 she began taking voice lessons with Rosamond Nyman, a teacher of classical singing, in Topeka.<ref name="ON"/>
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