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Ina Ray Hutton (1916–1984)

Ina Ray Hutton, daughter of pianist Marvel Ray, sang and danced in stage revues from the age of 8, culminating in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934. In mid-1934, she organized an "all-girl" band, the Melodears, featuring hot swing music and Ina Ray's hot dancing in sexy gowns. Ina Ray starred with her band in several Paramount musical shorts, 1935-37, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Swing, Hutton, Swing
Girl Time
Girl Time Herself / Orchestra Leader


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 2007 Girl 27 (Documentary) (performer: "Blues in the Groove", "Truckin")
 1950 Thrills of Music: Ina Ray Hutton and Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Angry", "The Three Bears", "Cachita")
 1947 Girl Time (Short) (performer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street", "Jamaica Rhumba", "Granada" - uncredited)
 1943 Ina Ray Hutton and Her Orchestra (Short) (performer: "My Silent Love", "Knock Me a Kiss", "Angry", "Smiles")
 1937 Swing, Hutton, Swing (Short) (performer: "Bugle Call Rag", "Star Dust", "Organ Grinder's Swing", "Doin' the Suzie Q.", "The Melodear Swing" - uncredited)
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 1956 The Ina Ray Hutton Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 July 1956 (1956) ... Herself
 1956 The NBC Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Herself
 1947 Girl Time (Short)
Herself / Orchestra Leader
 1943 Ina Ray Hutton and Her Orchestra (Short)
 1937 Swing, Hutton, Swing (Short)
 1936 The Star Reporter (Short)
Herself / Singer / Bandleader
 1935 Feminine Rhythm (Short)
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 2011 The Girls in the Band (Documentary)
Herself, singer and dancer
 1994 Goodnight Sweden (TV Movie)
 1956 Jazz Ball (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as Ina Rae Hutton)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Many records on Victor, Vocalion, and Okeh labels.

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Alternate Names:

Ina Rae Hutton


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm selling the show as a music program, not on a sex appeal basis, but if curves attract an audience, so much the better. See more »


First husband, Lou Parris, a saxophonist in her band; second, 'Randy Brooks' (not the actor), a fellow bandleader; third unknown; fourth, 'Jack Curtis' a businessman. See more »


The Blonde Bombshell of Rhythm

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