Fran Warren has died from natural causes, reported Entertainment Weekly on March 20. She was 87. Warren is best known for the 1947 hit "A Sunday Kind of Love."
Frances Wolfe, who got her stage name from Billy Eckstine, is often associated with swing music, a genre she loved. Born in 1926 in the Bronx, New York City, as a young girl she enjoyed listening to singers such as Billie Holiday and other entertainers from the '30s and '40s.
Warren sang with Claude Thornhill's orchestra. In addition to her signature song "A Sunday Kind of Love," a pop and jazz standard recorded by many artists, they also produced "Look for the Silver Lining," "I Remember Mama," and "You're Not So Easy to Forget."
Besides her music, she appeared on TV and in film, such as her supporting role in the 1952 comedy "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd."
Before Fran Warren died, she continued to perform until the late '90s.
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