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 Helen O'Connell

Helen O'Connell

Birth
Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Death 9 Sep 1993 (aged 73)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot CC, T56, 55
Memorial ID 3083 · View Source
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Singer. Born in Lima, Ohio, she was a popular vocalist of the 1940s Big Band era. She began her career touring with Jimmy Richards' nine-piece orchestra and joined Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra as lead female singer in 1939. With Dorsey she recorded hits such as "Green Eyes", "All of Me", "Tangerine" and was voted best female vocalist in 1940. During the 1950s, she was co-host of NBC television's "Today Show" and was married to band leader Frank DeVol. She remained active in the music business until her death from cancer in San Diego, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Jun 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3083
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen O'Connell (23 May 1920–9 Sep 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3083, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .