Teresa Brewer died Wednesday (10/17) of supranuclear palsy, a neuromuscular/brain disease.
The small woman (her biographies listed her as 5'2") with the powerful voice is best-known for her happy love-and-jukebox anthem, "Music! Music! Music!" in 1949. During the 50s she hit the pop charts with such songs as "Bo Weevil," "A Tear Fell," "Empty Arms," "You Send Me," and "I Love Mickey," which she recorded with baseball great Mickey Mantle.
Despite not having a charted hit since 1961, Brewer maintained a loyal fan base. She continued to perform until her health declined in the late 90s.
Teresa Brewer was 76.