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Hildegarde

Age: 99

cabaret singer whose career spanned seven decades. She was known for performing in couture gowns, sparkling jewels, and white gloves. At the peak of her career, in the 1930s and '40s, she earned about $17,000 a week.

Died: New York City, July 29, 2005

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