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Helen Forrest (I) (1917–1999)

Brunette Helen Forrest was born Helen Fogel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She loved singing from early childhood and keenly listened to recordings by all the major female jazz and blues vocalists of the day. At the age of ten, Helen competed in a dance marathon and sang with her brother's band in Washington, D.C. By the time she reached her ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer Soundtrack
(1991)
The Killer Inside Me
(2010)
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra Herself - Band Singer
(1939)

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 2015 Agent Carter (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Time and Tide (2015) ... (performer: "Someone to Watch Over Me" - uncredited)
 2015 My First Apartamento: Christiaan Houtenbos (Documentary short) (performer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 2012 Bettie Page Reveals All (Documentary) (performer: "You're A Sweet Little Headache" - uncredited)
 2012 Bill W. (Documentary) (performer: "I'm Like a Fish Out of Water")
 2010 The Killer Inside Me (performer: "Baby Won't You Please Come Home")
 2009 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (performer: "You Made Me Love You")
 2006 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ceremony (2006) ... (writer: "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1991 The Rocketeer (performer: "YOU'RE A SWEET LITTLE HEADACHE")
 1971 A Safe Place (performer: "(Give Me) Something to Remember You By")
 1970 Happy Days (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... (performer: "I Had the Craziest Dream" - uncredited)
 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.1 (1963) ... (performer: "Just One of Those Things", "I Had the Craziest Dream" - uncredited)
 1950 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.25 (1950) ... (performer: "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate", "Shimmy Like My Sister Kate")
 1945 You Came Along (performer: " (You Came Along from) Out of Nowhere" - uncredited)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (performer: "I'll Take the High Note" (1943), "I Cried for You" (1923) - uncredited)
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (performer: "In a Moment of Madness" (1944) - uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (performer: "I Had the Craziest Dream")
 1942 Trumpet Serenade (Short) (performer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1942 Private Buckaroo (performer: "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen", "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" - uncredited)
 1939 Artie Shaw's Class in Swing (Short) (performer: "I Have Eyes")
 1939 Symphony of Swing (Short) (performer: "Deep Purple" - uncredited)
 1939 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Let's Stop the Clock")
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Other Works:

Single: "Cara Mia" (Bell Records)

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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A champion of civil rights, in the 1940s, she refused to appear in theaters that did not allow Billie Holiday to perform. In 1940, she was the first white singer to record with Lionel Hampton and his all-black orchestra. See more »

Trademark:

Her signature song, "I Had the Craziest Dream."

Star Sign:

Aries

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