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Leah Ray

Leah Ray Hubbard (February 16, 1915 - May 27, 1999) was an American singer born in Norfolk, Virginia who performed in the Big Band era and who sang and acted in more than a dozen motion pictures.

While performing with the Phil Harris orchestra, she met Music Corporation of America executive Sonny Werblin. They married on March 27, 1938 and had three sons: Robert, Thomas, and Hubbard. The Werblin's were married for more than fifty years until his death in 1991. She and her husband established the David and Leah Ray Werblin Foundation that provided financial support for Rutgers University, charitable causes, and cultural activities. [1]

Thoroughbred racing

Sonny Werblin was a shareholder and director of Monmouth Park Racetrack and builder of the Meadowlands Sports Complex which included a horse racing venue. Leah Ray Werblin and her husband raced Thoroughbred horses under the nom de course, Elberon Farm. Among their racing successes, their colt, Silent Screen, was voted the 1969 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.

Leah Ray Werbin died on May 27 at her home in Rumson, New Jersey.

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