Maureen Therese McGovern (born July 27, 1949) is an American singer and Broadway actress, well known for her premier renditions of the Oscar-winning songs 'The Morning After' from the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure, and 'We May Never Love Like This Again' from The Towering Inferno in 1974. McGovern was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of James Terrence McGovern and Mary Rita (nee Welsh). She has Irish ancestry. As a child, McGovern would listen to her father's singing quartet rehearse in their home. She was told by her elders that she began singing at the age of three, and would sometimes sing herself to sleep with things she heard on the radio. She decided at age eight that she wanted to be a professional singer.
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