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Judy Canova

Comedienne + Actress + Singer + Radio Personality
Born Nov 20, 1913

Judy Canova, born Juliette Canova, was an American comedienne, actress, singer, and radio personality. She appeared on Broadway and in films. She hosted her own network radio program, a popular series broadcast from 1943 to 1955.

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1913 Birth Born on November 20, 1913.


1931 17 Years Old When bandleader Rudy Vallée offered her a guest spot on his radio show in 1931, The Fleischmann Hour, it opened the door to a career that spanned more than five decades. … Read More


1936 22 Years Old …  The couple were married in 1936, but the marriage lasted only three years.
1941 27 Years Old Briefly, Canova then was married to James Ripley, but the union soon was annulled during 1941.
In 1943, she began her own radio program, The Judy Canova Show, that ran for twelve years—first on CBS and then on NBC. … Read More


1946 32 Years Old Canova recorded the song in 1946. … Read More


1955 41 Years Old By the time her radio program ended in 1955, Canova easily made a smooth transition to television with appearances on The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Steve Allen Show, Matinee Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Make Room For Daddy,and other shows.


1967 53 Years Old In 1967, she portrayed Mammy Yokum in an unsold TV pilot adapted from Al Capp's Li'l Abner.
1971 57 Years Old She also worked on Broadway and in Vegas nightclubs through the early 1970s, touring with No, No Nanette in 1971.


1983 70 Years Old In 1983 at age 69, Judy Canova died from cancer and her ashes were interred in the secluded Columbarium of Everlasting Light section, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. … Read More
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