Yes, her death was way premature and truly awful, but the time she spent on earth wasn’t all tragic.
So says the venerable Tony Bennett, who is Grammy-nominated for “Body and Soul,” the duet he did with the big-haired, -lunged, and -nerved chanteuse.
Tony tells Parade magazine:
“She was a very genuine singer.
“She wanted to hit the top.
“I met her mom after she died and her mother said, ‘A lot of people feel tragic about what happened, but I know that it was her dream to become very successful and it actually happened.’
“Even though she had a short life, she actually attained what she had dreamed about and wanted to do.”
I’d rather have a long life and attain my dreams — which I have — but I guess it’s time for us to look at the positive side of what Ames represented and achieved.
I bet she gets the Grammy!