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Molly Bee
Birth: Aug. 18, 1939
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 2009
Oceanside
San Diego County
California, USA

Country Singer. She was a child star who was able to parlay early success into a long career. Raised in a succession of places...first in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, then Tucson...she first attracted attention after her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 10. She auditioned for Rex Allen, and became a regular on his local radio show, then on television's Hometown Jamboree. She appeared frequently on the Pinky Lee Show, and, at 13, signed with Capitol Records. In 1952, she had her first, and probably still biggest, hit "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". Later successes were to include "Young Romance", "5 Points of a Star", and "Don't Look Back". Miss Bee sang the duet "Don't Start Courtin' in a Hot Rod Ford" with Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1953, and became a frequent guest on his daytime television show. In the 1960s, she branched out into film and stage performance; her movies included "Chartroose Caboose" (1960) and "The Young Swingers" (1963). She became a regular in Las Vegas, and toured with Bob Hope's USO shows. Miss Bee dropped from view in the late 1960s, but re-emerged with "Good Golly Ms. Molly" in 1975. Her final album, "Sounds Fine To Me", was released in 1982. Her personal life was sometimes turbulent...she married at least five times...but she continued frequent concert performances. From the early 1990s, she ran her own restaurant and night club in Oceanside, California. She often said "I've done it all, and lived to tell about it". (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Feb 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33736139
Molly Bee
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Molly Bee
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
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