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Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Elder: Monica Lewis – Little Lady, Big Voice

Posted Thursday, November 13 – 6:25 PM

By Laura Coleman

The famed chanteuse Monica Lewis fell in love with jazz at the doorsteps of Harlem clubs in the 1930s listening to soulful tunes crooned out by singers like Ella Fitzgerald. Eventually, this diminutive woman, who moved to Beverly Hills in the 1950s, would go on to appear on the first Ed Sulivan Show where she sung I’m In The Mood For Love.

Born May 5, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, to an opera-singing mother who eventually played the Metropolitan Opera and a composer/conductor father, Lewis moved to New York with her family in 1933, four years into the Great Depression.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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