Singer Vikki Carr

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 6, 2005

I love the voice of Vikki Carr. Is she still recording and touring?
—Roy P., Pennsylvania

The three-time Grammy winner is negotiating a new contract with Klasico Records, while preparing a one-woman show about her life and performing occasional concerts. She'll soon begin filming a movie in Austin, Texas, with Martin Landau called Travis and Henry. "I took a short sabbatical, but I never wanted to say I retired, because I never left," she says. "After 47 years on the road, I just said, ‘It's time for Vikki Carr.'" Carr, 64, believes her greatest accomplishment was fighting for the single release of It Must Be Him, which reached No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1967. "That and performing for the Queen of England in the late ‘60s," she recalls. "Here was this little Mexican-American representing the United States of America and it was incredible." Carr moved to San Antonio 12 years ago when she married for the third time. "The third one is the charm. I now have three step-children and two grandkids," she says. "I took dance lessons during that time off and even won 12 first places in Latin dance contests. It shows you that it's never too late. It's been a good life."