LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Jo Stafford, the honey-voiced band singer who starred in radio and television and sold more than 25 million records with her ballads and folksongs, died Wednesday. She was 90.
Stafford died of congestive heart failure at her Century City home, her son, Tim Weston of Topanga, said Friday. She had been in declining health since October, he said.
Stafford had 26 charted singles and nearly a dozen top 10 hits, her son said. She won a Grammy for her humor.
Stafford's records of "I'll Walk Alone," "I'll Be Seeing You," "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" and other sentimental songs struck the hearts of servicemen far from home in both World War II and the Korean War. They awarded her the title of "GI Jo."