TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - September 4, 2009
Connor, who performed with several big bands and also had an
extensive solo career, died of cancer Aug. 29 at Community Medical
Center in Toms River, said Lori Muscarelle, her longtime companion
Connor was known for altering rhythms on ballads, using little
vibrato - except on special occasions - and a husky, lush sound
heard on hits such as "All About Ronnie," which she performed
with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, as well as "Trust in Me" and
"About the Blues."
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