British singer, Bertyl Davis, dies at 87

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Bertyl Davis, a British singer famous for carrying on her cabaret performances during the bombing of London during World War II and performances with American bands, died in her Los Angeles home Friday at the age of 87.

The reason for death was complications from Alzheimer's disease, a family spokesman told the New York Times.

Davis began her career early as the daughter of the British bandleader Henry Davis. She performed with her father's band at the age of 8 and was already a national star by the time some of the American big bands passed through London on tours, according to the New York Times.

Davis made her first American appearance on Bob Hope's radio show in1947 and she later performed with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman. Davis was a regular performer on the cruise ship circuit starting in the 1970s, reports the Washington Post.

Davis is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

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