Irene Daye (born January 17, 1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA – died November 1, 1971, Greenville, South Carolina, USA) was an American jazz singer. She is best known as a singer with Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
from 1938 to 1941. She retired from music after marring Edward Cornelius
in 1941. When he died in 1943, she resumed her singing career performing with Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra
from 1944 to 1950. In 1950 she married Charlie Spivak
and for the second time gave up her singing career and became his manager, a role which she performed until her death in 1971.