LAS VEGAS, April 8 (UPI) -- Last Vegas singer and entertainer Michaelina Bellamy, a former principal singer in "Folies Bergere" at the Tropicana, has died of cancer, her daughter said.
Bellamy, who also toured as a backup vocalist for performers like Engelbert Humberdinck, died Saturday of acute myeloid leukemia, an announcement on the Facebook page of her daughter, Las Vegas freelance writer Maria Kintner, said.
She was 59.
Bellamy joined the Air Force at age 18 and was a vocalist with the Airmen of Note, performing in Vietnam on a USO Tour with Bob Hope in 1970.
She appeared in "Folies Bergere" for a decade ending in 1990, and also appeared at the Sahara and the Stratosphere, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
Most recently Bellamy assembled the big bands appearing at the Tropicana.
She is survived by three daughters, Andreanna, Maria and Jackie, and four grandchildren, the Sun reported.
|Additional Music Stories|
WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Television actress Christine White has died in Washington, her representatives announced. She was 86.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 20 (UPI) --An investigation into the killing by the Philippines coast guard of a Taiwanese fisherman is focusing on whether rules of engagement were broken.
TOKYO, May 20 (UPI) --The Japanese economy is picking up slowly, the Cabinet Office said Monday in its upwardly revised May monthly assessment report.