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Mary Ford (I) (1924–1977)

Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 in El Monte, California, USA as Iris Colleen Summers. She was married to Les Paul and Donald Hatfield. She died on September 30, 1977 in Arcadia, California. See full bio »

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 2012 Silver Linings Playbook (performer: "The Moon of Manakoora")
 2009 The Blind Side (performer: "How High the Moon")
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Fracture (2009) ... (performer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited)
 2008 Speed Racer (performer: "Bewitched")
 2007 Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bad Day at Black Rock (2007) ... (performer: "Vaya con Dios")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... ("How High the Moon", "Let's Fall in Love" (recorded c. 1950; released 1991), "Just One More Chance" (1951), "Bye Bye Blues" (1952), "Tiger Rag" (1952), "Mocking Bird Hill" (1951), "I Really Don't Want To Know" (1954), "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (1951), "Vaya Con Dios" (1953), "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" (1953), "Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me")
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (performer: "Bye Bye Blues" (1930), "The World Waiting for the Sunrise" (1919))
 2005 The Jealous God (performer: "How High the Moon")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (performer: "How High the Moon", "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "I'm a Fool to Care")
 1995 Casino (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
 1991 Naked Lunch (performer: "Vaya Con Dios")
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (performer: "Lover")
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Roommate (1984) ... (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1982 My Favorite Year (performer: "How High the Moon" (1940))
 1982 Porky's (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1980 Heart Beat (performer: "THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE")
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- All the Way (1974) ... (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1955 Texas Lady (performer: "Texas Lady")
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Singer; teamed with husband, guitarist-producer Les Paul. Recorded for Capitol and had several hits in the 1950s, most notably, "How High The Moon". See more »

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Coleen Sumners
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First started singing for a high school radio station, subsequently took up playing guitar and made her breakthrough on the Jimmy Wakely Radio Show, guesting Gene Autry in 1944. With her husband Les Paul, became one of the top musical singing duos of the 1950s. They had two #1 national hits with "How High the Moon" and "Mockingbird Hill". See more »

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