Georgia Carroll
Singer, actress
Georgia Carroll
Georgia Carroll was an American singer, fashion model, and actress, best known for her work with Kay Kyser's big band orchestra in the mid-1940s. Born in Blooming Grove, Texas, Carroll's first brush with celebrity was when she was the model for "The Spirit of the Centennial" statue at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. The statue still stands in front of what is now The Women's Museum.
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Kaylie Nicole Clark - Johnson City Record Courier, TX
Google News - over 5 years
Her Great-grandparents are Fain and Georgia Carroll of Mexia, TX, Estela Jureczki of Bandera, TX, Joseph and Annie Orsak of Hungerford, TX and Gertrude Bradford of Guy, TX. Her Aunts are Kaylin Jureczki of Johnson City, TX, Kelya Jureczki of Johnson
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Reception marks Civil War anniversary - Montgomery Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
Kittie Hill and Georgia Carroll had designed a three-tiered garden tower of spring flowers as the table's centerpiece, with each tier featuring closely compacted mounds of blue hydrangeas, freedom, advenir, green fashion roses, white Fuji mums,
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Waterskier Jacinta Carroll just misses gold - Geelong Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
The 18-year-old narrowly missed out on gold in the open women's jump at the 52nd US Masters despite breaking an eight-year-old course record of 179 feet at the Pine Mountain lake in Georgia. Carroll broke the 2003 record and was set for a win before
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Every School Every Thursday - Urbandale, Dallas Center-Grimes, Johnston - DesMoinesRegister.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Performance: Meredith Toebben, Georgia Carroll, Marcus Miller, Nicholas Lee and EmmaGrace Walter. Documentary: Ruchira Shekar, Addy Pender, Courtney Mithelman and Shana Hudson. Website: Alex Casten and Ethan Niu. Those students who advanced to state
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Off the grill and under the hood: Flint's Mass Transportation Authority looks ... - MLive.com
Google News - almost 6 years
In Georgia's Carroll County, about 20 sheriff's office vehicles fueled by propane already are in use, with another 16 to come. Capt. Ken Reeves said the Caroll County sheriff made the move to save taxpayers money in the long run
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Georgia Carroll, 91, Vocalist in Kay Kyser's Band
NYTimes - about 6 years
Georgia Carroll, who enjoyed short-lived stardom as the featured vocalist in Kay Kyser's popular big band before marrying Mr. Kyser and retiring from show business in her late 20s, died on Jan. 14 in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 91. Her death was announced by her family. Ms. Carroll, born on Nov. 18, 1919, in Blooming Grove, Tex., was a successful
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Inside The Times
NYTimes - about 6 years
International FRANCE TO ALLOW TOBACCO In Certain Ads Again France may count more than its share of iconic chain-smokers, but for two decades the country has been systematically removing cigarettes from any advertisements that use their likenesses. Lawmakers have adopted a bill that would exempt ''artistic or cultural works'' from a law that
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KAY KYSER DIES, 79; RADIO PROGRAM HOST AND A BAND LEADER
NYTimes - over 31 years
Kay Kyser, whose swing-era band was known to radio listeners as the Kollege of Musical Knowledge, died of a heart attack yesterday in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 79 years old and had been active as a Christian Scientist since he retired from show business in 1951. Mr. Kyser graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1928, and stayed on in the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Georgia Carroll
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 91
    Georgia Carroll died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on January 14, 2011.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 25
    In 1945, Carroll married Kyser and made no further film appearances, retiring from performing in 1946; Kyser himself retired from performing in 1951. The couple, who had three children, remained married until his death in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Carroll had been living in Chapel Hill since retirement. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is custodian of a large archive of documents and material about Kay Kyser which was donated by Carroll.
  • 1943
    Age 23
    In 1943, Carroll joined Kay Kyser's band, known as the "Kollege of Musical Knowledge", as a featured vocalist.
    More Details Hide Details Capitalizing on her good looks, she was given the nickname "Gorgeous Georgia Carroll", probably as a joking reference to the professional wrestler George Wagner, who used the name "Gorgeous George". As a member of Kyser's band, Carroll appeared in three films: Around the World, Carolina Blues, and most notably the Second World War-era "morale booster" Thousands Cheer which gave fans a chance to see Kyser and his band in Technicolor. Kyser's band has a featured performance near the end of the film, with Carroll delivering a key solo interlude of the Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown standard, "Should I?"
  • 1942
    Age 22
    Possibly her most visible acting role was as Betsy Ross in the James Cagney musical Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details She also did modelling during this time, appearing in advertisements for Jewelite hairbrushes, among other products. Contemporary Artist Anne Taintor used some of these advertisements featuring Carroll to express the voice of the modern woman.
  • 1941
    Age 21
    Carroll's acting career began in 1941 when she appeared in several uncredited small roles in films such as Maisie Was a Lady with Lew Ayres and Ann Sothern, Ziegfeld Girl with Judy Garland, as well as You're in the Army Now and Navy Blues, in both of which she appeared with the Navy Blues Sextette group.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 17
    She was a 1937 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and has been inducted into the school's Hall of Fame along with many other well-known graduates.
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  • 1936
    Age 16
    Born in Blooming Grove, Texas, Carroll's first brush with celebrity was when she was the model for "The Spirit of the Centennial" statue at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details The statue still stands in front of what is now The Women's Museum.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Born
    Born on November 18, 1919.
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