Friday, July 18, 2008

Not Your Average Jo, Stafford is Outgoing

Scoring Update! The points change, death remains the same...

Jo Stafford, 90, an exceptionally versatile singer who worked with Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey and the Pied Pipers and shared a Grammy Award with her conductor-husband for their parody of a tone-deaf lounge act, died July 16 at her home in Century City, Calif. She had congestive heart failure.

She earned the nickname "G.I. Jo" but jokingly called herself "Miss Outgoing Freight," a War Department euphemism for artillery shells and tanks sent to the front lines.
Congratulations and 24 points awarded to M"h By You Buddy. The Rosters and Standings have been updated.

[Washington Post]

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