Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg was born on September 20, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Early on singing became an important part of her life as she cultivated a powerful crystal clear voice that entertained American soldiers serving abroad and night club customers in and around Pennsylvania and New York. With a name change, it was during the mid 50’s with rock n’ roll the rage that Gogi Grant rocketed to the top of the Hit Parade with “Suddenly There’s A Valley” and the multi million seller “The Wayward Wind”.
To the delight of her fans, in more than a dozen albums Gogi sang the songs of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jimmy Van Heusen, Ray Noble, Duke Ellington and Irving Mills among other celebrated writers.
She has also appeared three times as a guest vocalist performing solos for the Academy Award presentations.
After a 15-year career, Gogi Grant took a 20-year absence to raise her two children but recently returned with rave reviews and sell out performances in nightclubs and music halls in Palm Springs, California and elsewhere. Gogi’s layoff had no diminished effect on her performance.
Residing in Los Angeles, Gogi remains deeply devoted to her children and family.