Julie London

Singer + Actress
Born Sep 26, 1926

Julie London was an American singer and actress known for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River," which she introduced in 1955. London's 35-year acting career began in films in 1944 and included playing opposite Gary Cooper in Man of the West (1958) and Robert Mitchum in The Wonderful Country (1959).… Read More

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1926 Birth An only child, London was born on September 26, 1926, in Santa Rosa, California, the daughter of Jack and Josephine Peck, who were a vaudeville song-and-dance team.
1929 2 Years Old In 1929, when she was 3 years old, her family moved to San Bernardino, California, where she made her début singing professionally on her parents' radio program.


1941 14 Years Old In 1941, when she was 14, the family moved to Hollywood, California. … Read More
1945 18 Years Old She graduated from the Hollywood Professional School in 1945. … Read More


1947 20 Years Old In 1947, London married actor Jack Webb (of Dragnet fame). … Read More
1954 27 Years Old London and Webb divorced in 1954. … Read More
London recorded 32 albums in a career that began in 1955 with a live performance at the 881 Club in Los Angeles.


1959 32 Years Old In 1959, London married jazz composer and musician Bobby Troup; and they remained married until his death, in 1999. … Read More
1964 37 Years Old …  On May 28, 1964, she and Troup recorded a one-hour program for Japanese television in Japan. … Read More


1972 45 Years Old She remained close with ex-husband Jack Webb, who in 1972 cast London and Troup for starring roles in the TV series Emergency!, on which he served as executive producer. … Read More


1979 52 Years Old …  London, the only actress to appear in every episode of the series, was invited back for two of four movie specials, before the show ended for good in 1979. … Read More


2000 74 Years Old Died on October 18, 2000.
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