Yvonne King Burch, 89, who gained early fame as one of the singing King Sisters during the Big Band era before launching her extended musical clan into show business as the King Family, died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif., after she was injured in a fall.

In 1963, Mrs. Burch produced a benefit concert with her sisters and three dozen relatives that marked the debut of the King Family.

The Kings appeared on The Hollywood Palace before headlining their own TV special. Strong fan response led to two variety series and 17 specials during the 1960s and 1970s. Mrs. Burch was married for 39 years to William Burch, who died in 2005. - AP