Julie London

Singer, Actress Julie London

Julie London was an American singer and actress. She was best known for her smoky, sensual voice. London was at her singing career's peak in the 1950s. Her acting career lasted more than 35 years. It concluded with the female lead role of nurse Dixie McCall on the television series Emergency! (1972–1979), co-starring her best friend Robert Fuller and her real-life husband Bobby Troup, and produced by her ex-husband Jack Webb.
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Royal Ballet rising star Francesca Hayward wins fans as Juliet
Reuters.com - over 2 years
LONDON (Reuters) - As a young aspiring ballerina, Francesca Hayward would repeatedly practice making an entrance as Romeo's Juliet, pretending her living room was a live auditorium.
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Xaque Gruber: Three New and Noteworthy Indie Music Releases
Huffington Post - over 5 years
From ambient electronica to acoustic blues to jazzy pop, this month finds exciting new releases from three very soulful, do-it-yourself, L.A.-based music men. SHYBOY "Bird in Flight" (single) First up is Shyboy's stunning debut single release, "Bird in Flight." A quietly building, gently swinging, electro-dreampop soundscape. If this is the appetizer for the forthcoming 2013 album, Water On Mars, consider our musical appetites fully whetted. Shyboy's previous decade was spent fronting the brooding rock ensemble, Hypnogaja, whose last album was about the end of the world. By contrast, "Bird in Flight," true to its name, soars with hope and light. Shyboy adds, "it's partly a metaphor for going solo." Shyboy comments on his influences. Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Massive Attack -- I listen to everything. One fan said I sounded like a cross between Morrissey and Frank Sinatra. My co-producer, Mark Donikian, steered the music in the vein of late '70s/early '80s p...
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Pair Of Wings: Frankie Rose
Clash - almost 6 years
Frankie Rose is breaking out on her own. This Brooklyn legend – and former member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls, no less – has ditched the backing band and cast off the girl-group/feedback fuzz of old to embrace something a little more cosmic – resulting in one of the most thrilling records of the year so far. Ethereal and blissed-out, ‘Interstellar’ sees Rose take full creative control to offer us angelic chorales, candy-floss soundscapes and a deceptively expansive sound. Clash met up with the charming Rose to discuss success, musical evolution and why sometimes it pays to have a producer with a completely different record collection from you. You’re fresh from playing at SXSW. How was it? Oh, it was a pretty mixed bag! Overall, we played three shows – we didn’t know that we were going down till the very last minute. One of them had some pretty terrible stage antics with the sound on stage. The monitors stopped working the minute we stepped up ther...
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'V for Vendetta,' Guy Fawkes, James McTeigue, and 'The Raven' - Baltimore Sun (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
He listens to Julie London's aching, jazzy rendition of "Cry Me a River" on a swank stereo jukebox as his nubile young friend, prophetically named "Evey" (Natalie Portman), sleeps nearby. You may think of "The Phantom of the Opera
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Newcastle Jazz Festival is on again - Newcastle Herald
Google News - over 6 years
Fans of Doris Day, Peggy Lee and Julie London are urged not to miss Melbourne jazz singer Tamsin West who will pay tribute to the three songbirds at 7.30pm tomorrow, and at 2pm on Saturday. Silver Bell Sextet will open the festival tomorrow from 5pm
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Standing On The Rooftop - hotpress.com (subscription)
Google News - over 6 years
Throughout, her distinctive fragile voice channeled the spirits of Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Julie London and others. Here, she sings both originals and collaborations, over a sparser, leaner backdrop, with much more of an Americana feel than on
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Grand openings: Southwest Florida's newest businesses - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
Julie London Picture Framing, 2101 Reynolds St., Sarasota, has expanded. The shop now has an estate gift section. Inventory revolves around home decor, but there are are also collectibles. Furthermore, along with high-end custom framing, second-hand
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Seniors in the spotlight at special State Fair day - New Jersey Herald
Google News - over 6 years
Regina Hannapple, a social worker for Division of Senior Services, and her daughter Lindsey Hannapple performed "He's a Tramp" from "Lady and the Tramp" and "Cry Me a River" by Julie London in 1950s costumes. Antoinette Mitchell, a Division of Senior
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Trini Lopez shows versatility on new album - The Desert Sun
Google News - over 6 years
Trini proves he's capable of interpreting the standards on the Arthur Hamilton song “Cry Me A River,” where he sings in a Julie London vein more than Joe Cocker. His publicist of 45 years, John Byrnes, calls Trini a mature singer now
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Summer of Cash - New York Press
Google News - over 6 years
I was trying to describe [the new album's sound] to somebody; some of it is very rootsy, some of it is very tough and some of it is very Julie London. I'm really digging it,” she says. “After my brain surgery, I got really interested in neuroscience
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Introducing Louise and the Pins - Entertainment Focus
Google News - over 6 years
As Louise implores her lover to set her free, the aching Americana and sumptuous tones of Beauty Strange bring to mind Billie Holiday and Julie London, all held together with the rawness of a certain Johnny Cash. Louise and her two backing singers the
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Saving lounge music one song at a time - Coast Weekend
Google News - over 6 years
The final lounge music influence was the Las Vegas scene, with Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra and torch singers like Keely Smith, Julie London and Peggy Lee. This music was background for nightclubs, but it wasn't the big names that brought it to lounges
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Pogo-ing away at a night of jazz - The Daily Star
Google News - over 6 years
Beginning with Julie London's original, Cullum brought in Justin Timberlake's more-recent take on the song, only to make the song entirely his own. “It's not about Britney,” he announced as he gestured to Richards' sax. “It's about Tom Richards!
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What's happened to the presenters? - Irish Times
Google News - over 6 years
To mark his return to The JK Ensemble (Lyric, weekdays), the presenter opened with Groucho Marx proclaiming Hello, I Must be Going followed by Julie London singing Sleigh Ride in July. “That sums up my confused state of mind,” Kelly said
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The Stars That Popularized Paramedicine - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 6 years
And jazz singer Julie London—who was the wife of Troup and the ex-wife of Webb—played a nurse.) When Mr. Mantooth auditioned for his role, "I didn't know what a paramedic was," he said by phone. The actor went on to appear in a number of movies,
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Brazilian passion infuses Krall's latest work - Napanee Guide
Google News - over 6 years
The intimacy on Quiet Nights, she said, came from listening to a number of records from legendary jazz singer Julie London, who was known for her own brand of sultry, whispering vocals back in the 1950s. [TV trivia buffs will remember London playing
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julie London
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 73
    Died on October 18, 2000.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1979
    Age 52
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 45
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1964
    Age 37
    On May 28, 1964, she and Troup recorded a one-hour program for Japanese television in Japan.
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  • 1959
    Age 32
    In 1959, London married jazz composer and musician Bobby Troup; and they remained married until his death, in 1999.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 28
    London's début recordings were for the Bethlehem Records label. While shopping for a record deal, she recorded four tracks that would later be included on the compilation album Bethlehem's Girlfriends in 1955.
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    Billboard named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956, and 1957.
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    London recorded 32 albums in a career that began in 1955 with a live performance at the 881 Club in Los Angeles.
  • 1954
    Age 27
    London and Webb divorced in 1954.
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  • 1947
    Age 20
    In 1947, London married actor Jack Webb (of Dragnet fame).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1945
    Age 18
    She graduated from the Hollywood Professional School in 1945.
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  • 1941
    Age 14
    In 1941, when she was 14, the family moved to Hollywood, California.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 2
    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.
  • 1926
    Born
    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.
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