She was an important part of the soundtrack of my kidhood.
1950s singer Teresa Brewer dies at 76 -- Newsday.com: "NEW YORK - Singer Teresa Brewer, who topped the charts in the 1950s with hits like 'Till I Waltz Again with You,' and performed with jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington, died Wednesday. She was 76.
Brewer died at her New Rochelle home of a neuromuscular disease, said family spokesman Bill Munroe. Her four daughters were at her bedside.
Brewer had scores of hits in the 1950s and a burgeoning film career, but she pared down her public life to raise her children. She re-emerged a decade later to perform with jazz greats Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis.
'She was just a wonderful, lovely lady,' said Munroe, a longtime family friend. 'Her career was always a hobby with her _ her family always came first. She always considered her legacy not to be the gold records and the TV appearances, but her loving family.' "