“Forgotten Hollywood”- Torch Singer Fran Warren Has Died…

Posted on March 20, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 453px-Gene_Williams_and_Fran_WarrenNYC,_ca_October_1947_(Gottlieb_16111)

   Fran Warren was a popular Big Band singer, best known for her hit A Sunday Kind of Love. She worked with top band leaders of the day, including Art Mooney, Billy Eckstine, Charlie Barnet, and Claude Thornhill. She also joined Tony Martin at RCA to perform best-selling duets.  FRAN WARREN —->

   Warren had a supporting role in the 1952 comedy film Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd. In the 1950s, she appeared in musical productions, performing in The Pajama Game and Finian’s Rainbow;and later playing the title role in Mame. She toured with Harry James in the 1960s.

   She frequently appeared and performed on the television talk shows. Warren was a frequent guest with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, and Steve Allen. Though her stage career spanned five decades, today’s generation of music critics rarely refer to her contributions as an influential performer. However, in the New York nightclub circuit, she is still remembered and revered. Warren’s only regret is she never fronted for the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

   Fran Warren died on her birthday. She was 87.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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