Ginny Simms
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Ginny Simms
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.
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There's no one like Judy Garland - Beaumont Enterprise
Google News - over 5 years
The group from left includes: Virginia O' Brien, Frances Langford, Judy Garland, Dorothy Lamour, Ginny Simms and Dinah Shore. Movie director Vincente Minnelli places a kiss on the brow of actress and singer Judy Garland after their marriage at the home
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Glover: Recalling golden radio days - The Times of Trenton - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
At the Glover home, a typical radio evening would find us listening to Frank Singizer, Gabriel Heatter or Lowell Thomas deliver the news, perhaps followed by a 15-minute musical program with Lanny Ross or Ginny Simms. And before we had those "artists"
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Harry Babbitt, 90, Singer Prominent in Big Band Era
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Harry Babbitt, a featured singer of the big band era who performed with Kay Kyser's band in the late 1930's and 40's, died April 9 at a nursing home in Aliso Viejo, Calif. He was 90. His death was announced by his son Christopher. The Kyser band featured serious swing arrangements but also comedic touches, and it gained a wide following with the
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SPOTLIGHT; Hit Parade
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Carey Grant and Alexis Smith get top billing in Michael Curtiz's NIGHT AND DAY (1946), a thin but festive biography of Cole Porter (played by Grant, above right). But the real star in this celebratory medley of Cole Porter songs is the toothsome and tireless songbird Ginny Simms. The numbers include some ornate favorites from Broadway, and among
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Ginny Simms, 81, Singer and Actress
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Ginny Simms, a singer who first won fame as a big-band vocalist and went on to a career in films, died on Monday at Desert Hospital here. She was 81. The cause was a heart attack, said her husband, Donald Eastvold. During her singing career, Miss Simms performed with the Kay Kyser band. Among her recordings are the singles "Don't Ever Change,"
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Buddy Pepper, 70, Actor and Composer
NYTimes - about 24 years
Buddy Pepper, an actor who later became a Hollywood composer and an accompanist for Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich, died on Sunday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 70. A friend and collaborator, Frank M. Chapman, said the cause of death was heart failure. One of Mr. Pepper's most popular songs, "Vaya con Dios," written with Inez James, has
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'BE TERRIBLE'
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: ISH KABIBBLE The Autobiography of Merwyn Bogue. With Gladys Bogue Reilly. Illustrated. 209 pp. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. $24.95. ISH KABIBBLE The Autobiography of Merwyn Bogue. With Gladys Bogue Reilly. Illustrated. 209 pp. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. $24.95. During the swing era of the late 1930's and
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 80
    She died in 1994 in Palm Springs and is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.
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  • 1993
    Age 79
    In 1993, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She originally considered studying to become a concert pianist, but enrolled instead at Fresno State Teachers College. While there, she began performing in campus productions, singing with sorority sisters and even forming a popular campus vocal trio.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 27
    She nearly married Kyser but left his orchestra in 1941 to do her own radio show.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in the movies Here We Go Again with Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, and Fibber McGee & Molly (1942), Hit the Ice with Abbott & Costello (1943), as Helen Hoyt in Broadway Rhythm with George Murphy (1944), and as Carole Hill in Cole Porter’s Night and Day (1946) with Cary Grant and Alexis Smith. In 1951, Simms hosted a local television show on Los Angeles Channel 11, KTTV, which featured dance bands and talent from army, navy, marine, and air force bases around Southern California.
  • 1938
    Age 24
    She joined the Kay Kyser Orchestra in 1938, where she received her first national exposure appearing on radio shows and in films with Kyser.
    More Details Hide Details She made her first movie with Kyser and Lucille Ball, That’s Right You’re Wrong (1939).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1932
    Age 18
    Also in 1932, she became band vocalist for the Tom Gerun band in San Francisco, working together with other vocalists including a young Tony Martin and Woody Herman.
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    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born in 1913.
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