Theresa Breuer was born on May 7, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio. When she was just two years old, her mother entered her in an audition for a radio program, “Uncle August’s Kiddie Show” on Toledo’s WSPD. Starting at five years of age was touring with the “Major Bowes Amateur Hour,” a popular radio show of the era.
Changing her name to Teresa Brewer, at 16 years of age she appeared on a talent show called “Stairway to the Stars” and two years later was recording with London Records where her “Music, Music,Music” topped the Hit Parade in February of 1950.
Signed by Coral Records in 1951, Teresa’s “Til I Waltz Again With You”gave her a second #1 hit. In 1953, another chart topper,“Ricochet” repeated in November of that year.
Recording more than 600 songs during her career, Teresa Brewer visited the Hit Parade numerous times. Among her hits were “Sweet Old Fashioned Girl,” “Bo Weevil,” “Jilted,” “A Tear Fell,” “You Send Me” and “Mutual Admiration Society”.
Her versions of “Pledging My Love,” “Empty Arms,” “Tweddle Dee,” “The Banjo’s back in Town” and “Let Me Go, Lover” also were hits for Teresa.
During her lifetime, she played most of the major night clubs in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and elsewhere, was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2007.
At her home in New Rochelle, New York, with her four daughters at her bedside,Teresa Brewer died on October 17, 2007, she was 76 years of age.