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 Helen Forrest

Helen Forrest

Birth
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Death 11 Jul 1999 (aged 82)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Canaan 8, Lot 2291, Space 3
Memorial ID 6910581 · View Source
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Singer. Born Helen Fogel, she was one of the most popular female jazz vocalists during America's Big Band era. She joined the Harry James band in 1941 and was quickly associated with a string of wartime hits which captured the spirit of the times. She also sang with the orchestra's of Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and toured with the USO shows. She recorded more than 500 songs to include "I've Heard That Song Before", "All The Things You Are" and "The Man I Love". For feature films, she appeared in the musicals "Bathing Beauty" (1944) and "Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 7 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6910581
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Forrest (12 Apr 1917–11 Jul 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6910581, citing Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .