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Mary Katherine Obit: Folksinger Susan Reed RIP (1926-2010) (33) Obit: Folksinger Susan Reed RIP (April 2010) 30 Apr 10

Folk music singer Susan Reed dies at 84

(Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES Susan Reed, the cabaret singer whom Life magazine
saluted in a 1955 cover story as the leading lady of the folk music
era, has died. She was 84.

The singer, who regularly performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and
the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, died Sunday of natural
causes at her nursing home in Greenport, N.Y., publicist Dale Olson

Reed also acted alongside Gene Krupa in "Glamour Girl," and in
numerous TV shows including 1952's "The Firestone Hour."

She starred on Broadway in the Max Liebman production of "Billy the
Kid," and co-starred with her then-husband, James Karen, in regional
productions of "Brigadoon" and "Finian's Rainbow."

She is survived by her son, Reed Karen.

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