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OBITUARIES / Former Singer Anne Lloyd Vincent, 73, Of Glen Cove

By Cicely Wedgeworth


Anne Lloyd Vincent, a former big-band singer who lent her voice to more than

100 children's songs, died of cancer Aug. 27 at North Shore University Hospital

at Glen Cove. She was 73.

"Whatever Anne did had to be done right," said her husband, William Vincent.

"There was no halfway measures in anything she did."

Her energy was chronicled in a 1949 Newsday cover story describing the

five-story bungalow that the Vincents spent seven years building in Glen Cove,

where she lived until her death.

"\ Vincent can handle a song as well as she can wield a hammer," the story

declared. "Strange, a carpenter-singer? Perhaps, but not for anyone as capable

and determined as charming \."

She was born Anne Lloyd on Nov. 20, 1925, in Teaneck, N.J., and moved to Great

Neck as a child in the early 1930s. She met the two great loves of her life at

Great Neck High School: singing and her future husband.

Anne Lloyd and William Vincent married in 1943. She continued to sing, with the

Robert Shaw Collegiate Chorale in New York City and big bands along the East

Coast. The couple moved to Glen Cove in 1946.

In 1948, Vincent began to record songs under her maiden name for the 25-cent,

tiny Golden Records distributed for children by Simon & Schuster.

She made more than 100 recordings of songs such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

and "A Children's Introduction to the Orchestra." But when Golden Records fell

off in popularity in the mid-1950s, she went into semiretirement.

A memorial service was held Aug. 31 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sea Cliff.

In addition to her husband, Vincent is survived by her daughter, Judith Questo

of Victoria, British Columbia.

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