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Beverley Sisters star Joy dies, 91
01 Sep 2015 14:02
Joy Beverley, who found fame with 1950s and 60s chart-toppers The Beverley Sisters, has died at the age of 91 after reportedly suffering a stroke last week.
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Her son, Vince, told the Express & Star newspapers in the UK: "We all thought the world of her and we are devastated she is gone. We are a very close-knit family."
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"We are all going to miss her terribly, she has been a part of our lives for so long now it really is going to be a big loss for all of us," he added.
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Joy Beverley and twin sisters Teddie and Babs were the highest paid female music act of their day in the UK and were also TV stars.
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Their parents, George and Victoria Beverley, were music hall performers and the sisters' showbiz career began with a wartime ad campaign for Ovaltine as "Bonnie Babies".
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Signed to Columbia Records in 1951, their hits included I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Bye Bye Love, Little Drummer Boy and Always and Forever.
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Joy Beverley married footballer Billy Wright in 1958. The Wolverhampton Wanderers and England legend passed away from pancreatic cancer in 1994.
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Joy Beverley is survived by her twin sisters and her three children, Vince, Vicky and Babette.
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