Ginny Simms

Born May 25, 1913

Ginny Simms was an American popular singer and film actress. She labeled with Dinah Shore, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford and others. Born in San Antonio, Texas, she sang with big bands and worked as MGM contract player film actress. She appeared in 11 movies from 1939 to 1951, when she retired.… Read More

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1913 Birth Born in 1913.


1932 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Shortly afterward, she struck out on her own to establish a solo singing career and by 1932, she had her own program on a local radio station.


1938 25 Years Old She joined the Kay Kyser Orchestra in 1938, where she received her first national exposure appearing on radio shows and in films with Kyser. … Read More
1941 28 Years Old She nearly married Kyser but left his orchestra in 1941 to do her own radio show. … Read More


1945 32 Years Old …  She was married three times, to Hyatt Hotels founder Hyatt von Dehn from 1945 to 1951, to Bob Calhoun from 1951 to 1952, and to Don Eastvold from June 22, 1962 until her death on April 4, 1994. … Read More


1993 80 Years Old In 1993, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.
1994 81 Years Old She died in 1994 in Palm Springs and is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.
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