Mar 15, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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She was an Irish born singer and story teller who was a hit on variety shows in the ’50s and ’60s and sang to packed crowds at New York’s Carnegie Hall for 25 years on St. Patrick’s Day.

Carmel Quinn has died, just a few days short of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Quinn came to the United States in 1954 and won an audition on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.”  That put her in the same company as Zoomers like Pat Boone, Tony Bennett and Connie Francis.

She became a regular on “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends,” performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Mike Douglas Show” and more recently on “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee.”

She also sang at the White House, first for John Kennedy, then for Lyndon Johnson.

Her family says the cause of death of pneumonia.

Carmel Quinn was 95.

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