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Vikki Carr

A legendary star of the stage and screen Vikki Carr has captivated audiences nationally and abroad for over 50 years with her melodic voice and presence.  She is one of the best‑loved and most accomplished entertainers in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.  In her illustrious career, she has garnered four Grammy Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and has released over 60 best‑selling recordings. She has performed for the Queen of England, five United States Presidents, wartime soldiers in Vietnam and sold‑out audiences around the world.  She has worked in radio, television, film and theater. Her music embraces four languages and she is among the first artists to bridge the cultures of the United States and Latin America, paving the way for many performers today.

Born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona in El Paso, Texas and raised in Southern California, the eldest of seven children, who would later change her name to Vikki Carr, began performing at the age of four singing Adeste Fidelis in Latin at a Christmas program.  She was signed to a contract with Liberty Records in 1961.  She recorded He ‘s A Rebel, which first became a hit in Australia.  That title was soon followed by the unforgettable release, It Must Be Him, which charged up the charts in England.  One year later, the single was released in the United States and earned Carr three Grammy Award nominations.  The international hit emerged again when she and the song were featured in the storyline of the Academy Award winning movie…

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