Vikki Carr is one of the best-loved and most
accomplished entertainers in the United States, Latin America and Europe. The
three-time Grammy Award winner, whose international success spans four decades,
has released 59 best-selling recordings. She has performed for the Queen of
England, five United States Presidents, wartime soldiers in Vietnam and sold-out
audiences around the world. Vikki Carr has worked in radio, television, film
and theater. Her music embraces two languages, and she is among the first
artists to bridge the cultures of the United States and Latin America, paving
the way for many performers today.
Vikki Carr's latest project, the PBS special Vikki Carr:
Memories, Memorias, is a salute to the English hits of the 1940s and 1950s,
which were originally composed by Latinos. The diversity of her rich voice is
impressive. She can belt out the blues or touch the heart with a soft romantic
ballad. Frank Sinatra said, "She possesses my kind of voice," Dean Martin
called her "the best girl singer in the business," and Bing Crosby and Ella
Fitzgerald named her among their three favorite female singers of all time.