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Fran Warren

  • Birth 4 Mar 1926 Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 2013 Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 106505564

Pop Singer. Born Frances Wolfe, she began her career singing in a chorus line at New York's Roxy Theater when she auditioned for Duke Ellington's band at age 16. Her first professional break came when she joined as lead singer in a new orchestra formed by bandeader Art Mooney in 1944. Soon she was broadcasting on the radio three nights a week, plus performing with Billy Eckshire, Chailie Barnet and Claude Thornhill's orchestra. She made the record charts for the first time with "Sunday Kind of Love" (1947), followed by the duet single with Tony Martin, "I Said My Prayers and Put on My Pajamas" (1948). For MGM records, she had a hit with "It's Anybody's Heart" (1953), plus solo albums "Hey There! Here's Fran Warren" (1957) and "It‘s Anybody‘s Heart" (1957). She also appeared in the films "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd" (1952), "The Pajama Game" (1954), plus was on the television series "The Buick-Berle Show", "Texaco Star Theatre" and "The Colgate Comdey Hour". She toured with Joe Cabot and the Harry James orchestra in the 1960s and was with "The Big Broadcast of 1944" musical review show (1979-82). She died of natural causes on her 87th birthday.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 11 Mar 2013
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