Sandy Stewart (singer)

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Sandy Stewart (born Sandra Esther Galitz [1] July 10, 1937) [2] is an American jazz and cabaret singer. Her son is jazz pianist Bill Charlap and her husband was Moose Charlap. [3]


Early years

Stewart is the daughter of (restaurant fruit salesman) Samuel Galitz, [4] the owner of an egg, butter and cheese store, on the 2000 block of N 31st Street in Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia. Stewart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [2] and graduated from Lincoln College Prep School in 1955. [5] When she was nine years old, she began performing on radio station WPEN in Philadelphia as a member of the cast of Jackie Kane's Juvenile Variety Show. [4]


When Stewart was 15, she recorded "Since You Went Away from Me", which led to her making guest appearances on network radio and television shows. [4] In her teens she sang on the radio for NBC accompanied by a band of Mundell Lowe, Dick Hyman, Eddie Safranski, and Don Lamond. [3] After moving to New York City, she worked on the Ernie Kovacs television program and during her career appeared on programs hosted by Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson. [3] In 1959 she acted with Alan Freed in the movie Go, Johnny, Go! . [3]

Stewart performed regularly on Ed McMahon's Get Happy TV show in Philadelphia, and she frequently filled in for Denise Lor on Garry Moore's daytime TV program. [4] As a singer she performed with Steve Allen, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, and Benny Goodman. [3] During the 1961–63 television seasons, she appeared often on The Perry Como Show as part of The Kraft Music Hall Players with Don Adams, Kaye Ballard and Paul Lynde.

Steward worked as a ghost singer, dubbing singing segments for stars in films, and she recorded jingles for commercials for products including Bain De Soleil, Easy Spirit, and Enjoli. She had a hit song with "My Coloring Book", which reached number 20 in the Billboard Top 40 in 1963. [6] The record was nominated for the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female. [7]

Personal life

On December 11, 1955, Stewart married Saul Kane. [8] She later married first composer Moose Charlap and later trumpeter George Triffon. [6]


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