Alice Babs

Jazz Singer

Alice Babs was born in Kalmar domkyrkoförsamling, Kalmar County, Sweden on January 26th, 1924 and is the Jazz Singer. At the age of 90, Alice Babs biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Hildur Alice Nilsson
Date of Birth
January 26, 1924
Place of Birth
Kalmar domkyrkoförsamling, Kalmar County, Sweden
Death Date
Feb 11, 2014 (age 90)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Jazz Musician, Singer
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Alice Babs Life

Alice Babs (born Hildur Alice Nilson; 26 January 1924 – 11 February 2014) was a Swedish singer and actress.

She worked in a wide number of genres – Swedish folklore, Elizabethan songs and opera.

While she was best known internationally as a jazz singer, Babs also competed as Sweden's first annual competition entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958.

In 1972 she was named Sweden's Royal Court Singer, the first non-opera singer as such.

Personal life

In 1943, Babs married Nils Ivar Sjöblom (1919–2011). Their three children are Lilleba Sjöblom Lagerbäck (born 1945), Lars-Ivar (Lasse) Sjöblom (born 1948), and Titti Sjöblom (born 1949).

Between 1973 and 2004, Babs and her husband resided in Costa del Sol, Spain, while still working in Sweden and internationally. In their later years, they returned to Sweden.


Alice Babs Career


After making her breakthrough in the film Swing it, magistern! ('Swing It, Teacher!', 1940), she appeared in more than a dozen Swedish-language films. Despite being cast as the well-behaved, good-hearted, cheerful girl, the youth culture forming with Babs as its icon caused outrage among members of the older generation. A vicar called the Babs cult the "foot and mouth disease of cultural life".

A long and productive period of collaboration with Duke Ellington began in 1963. Among other works, Babs participated in performances of Ellington's second and third Sacred Concerts which he had written originally for her. Her voice had a range of more than three octaves; Ellington said that when she was not available to sing the parts that he had written for her, he had to use three different singers.

In 1963, her recording of "After You've Gone" (Fontana) reached No. 29 on the British New Musical Express charts.

In 1972, she contributed to the recording of "Auntie", a Dutch song commemorating the beginning of British Broadcasting Corporation's radio broadcasts 50 years before.