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Vanita Smythe

Vanita Smythe was born on January 13, 1925 in Detroit Michigan to African American parents. She started her career in soundies in 1946 at the age of 21, with 'What Good Am I Without You?' followed by 'Does You Do or Does You Don't?', 'They Raided The Joint', 'I Need a Playmate', 'Get It Off Your Mind', 'Sho' Had a Wonderful Time', 'Low, Short, and ... See full bio »
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Back Door Man
Back Door Man Vocalist
1946

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 1947 Reet, Petite, and Gone
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 1946 Back Door Man (Short)
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 1974 Ain't Misbehavin'
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 1947 Ebony Parade
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5' 0½" (1.54 m)
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