'Lady' Marion Worth Dies

Country singer, whose biggest hit was 1963's 'Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry),' had emphysema.

Country singer "Lady" Marion Worth died Sunday (Dec. 19) of complications

from emphysema, according to a Reuters report. Worth, whose birth

name was Mary Ann Ward, was perhaps best known for her 1963 country and

pop hit "Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry)." Worth performed at the

Grand Ole Opry in Nashville from 1963 to 1980, and she was also one of

the first female performers to play Carnegie Hall in New York. Worth was

64, according to Reuters, though some biographies suggest that she may

have been as old as 69.