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Swedish Jazz Vocalist and Actress Monica Zetterlund Dies

Swedish jazz singer and actress Monica Zetterlund died in her bed Thursday in a fire in her Stockholm apartment at age 67. Police suspect Zetterlund started the fire by smoking in bed.

Zetterlund was born Monica Nilsson on Sept. 20, 1937 in Hagfors, Sweden. She began her career as a singer in her father’s band and, in 1957, sang with Ib Glindeman’s band in Denmark and Arne Domnerus’ band in Stockholm. She also began performing abroad in the late 1950s and made a name for herself with her 1964 recording with Bill Evans, Waltz for Debbie.

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