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Keely Smith, Las Vegas entertainment great, dies at 89


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Louis Prima, wife Keely Smith and Elvis Presley at the Sahara in Las Vegas on May 28, 1960.

Keely Smith, the Grammy winning singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her partnership with her first husband, Louis Prima, died Dec. 16 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 89 and had been suffering from heart failure, according to her publicist, Bob Merlis.

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