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April 26, 2012

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Gary Carthew

Miss London was not only a unique jazz performer, but also a wise and witty woman. When asked about the secret of her long-term relationship with singer/songwriter, producer, pianist and actor Robert Wesley "Bobby" Troup, she nonchalantly replied - and I do hope I recall the exact words: "You can't build a relationship over the telephone."

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