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Debra Byrd

Debra Byrd “A Powerhouse of Talent.” Born: July 19, 1951, (Cleveland, Ohio) Died: March 5, 2024 (Los Angeles, California)   By Dale Ricardo Shields Page 1 – 5 “For singers with vocal problems, a surefire solution is hiring one woman: Debra Byrd.“ Debra Byrd is an American actress, educator, and vocalist who has worked with Barry …

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Dooley Wilson

Dooley Wilson By Dale Ricardo Shields Arthur “Dooley” Wilson (April 3, 1886 – May 30, 1953)  American actor, singer, and musician who is best remembered as Sam in the 1942 film, Casablanca; in the film, he also performed its theme song, “As Time Goes By“. Born Arthur Wilson April 3, 1886 Tyler, Texas, U.S. Died …

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