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Scottish entertainer Lena Zavaroni playing the slot machines/one-armed bandits at Blackpool funfair when she was ten.
Scottish entertainer Lena Zavaroni playing the slot machines/one-armed bandits at Blackpool funfair when she was ten.
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1999

Scottish pop singer Lena Zavaroni dies.

Scottish entertainer Lena Zavaroni on a motorcycle ride at Blackpool funfair.

Scottish entertainer Lena Zavaroni on a motorcycle ride at Blackpool funfair.

Born in Rothsay, on the Isle of Bute, she won the public’s heart after appearing on Opportunity Knocks in the 70s when she was only ten-years-old.

She died when she was only 35 after a long battle with anorexia.

Scottish singer Lena Zavaroni taken July 1981.

Scottish singer Lena Zavaroni taken July 1981.