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Jo Stafford (I) (1917–2008)

Jo Stafford's early fame came as a vocalist with the big band of Tommy Dorsey, for which she sang both on her own and with her group, The Pied Pipers. After leaving Dorsey in 1944, Stafford went solo, eventually racking up no less than 93 hits over the next 13 years. Among them: chart-toppers like "Candy" (1945), "My Darling, My Darling" (1948), "... See full bio »

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 2013 Kill Your Darlings (performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street")
 2012 The Walking Dead (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- When the Dead Come Knocking (2012) ... (performer: "It Could Happen to You", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" - uncredited)
 2012 Moeder, ik wil bij de revue (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Het geheim (2012) ... (performer: "Thank You For Calling" - uncredited)
 2012 The Master (performer: "No Other Love")
 2012 Stories We Tell (Documentary) (performer: "Ain't Misbehavin")
 2011 The Deep Blue Sea (performer: "You Belong to Me")
 2009 A Single Man (performer: "Blue Moon" (1934))
 2009 Youth in Revolt (performer: "My Romance")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2005)
- The Hen House (2006) ... ("It Could Happen To You")
- Colors (2005) ... (performer: "Candy")
 2003 Normal (TV Movie) (performer: "Long Ago and Far Away")
 2000 Blue Moon (performer: "You Belong to Me")
 1999 The End of the Affair (performer: "Haunted Heart")
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "Teach Me Tonight")
 1999 The Straight Story (performer: "Happy Times")
 1998 Psycho (performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street")
 1997 Lolita (performer: "Tim-Tayshun" - as Cinderella G. Stump)
 1993 Household Saints (performer: "I Never Loved Anyone")
 1993 Dennis the Menace (performer: "Whatcha Know Joe")
 1992 The Mambo Kings (performer: "You Belong To Me")
 1991 Bugsy (performer: "CANDY" (1944), "LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY)" (1944))
 1990 The Two Jakes (performer: "Haunted Heart")
 1988 Biloxi Blues (performer: "Blue Moon")
 1987 Tin Men (performer: "All the Things You Are", "You Belong to Me")
 1984 Swing Shift (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You")
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie (performer: "Carioca" - as Darlene Edwards, uncredited)
 1971 The Last Picture Show (performer: "You Belong To Me")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Jambalaya")
 1963-1964 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.14 (1964) ... (performer: "Jingle Journey", "It's Almost Like Being in Love")
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... (performer: "Tomorrow Mountain", "Yesterdays", "Temptation")
 1961 The Jo Stafford Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Four Seasons (1961) ... (performer: "It's a Lovely Day Today" (1950), "Summertime" (1935), "Autumn Leaves" (1945))
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jack Benny Celebrates His 40th Birthday (1958) ... (performer: "Life Begins At 40")
 1947 Dark Passage (performer: "Too Marvelous for Words" - uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (performer: "I Love an Esquire Girl" (1943), "Katie Went to Haiti" (1939))
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Jo Stafford: The Portrait Edition" (four-CD boxed set) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Darlene Edwards | The Pied Pipers
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on her stage technique] "I just tried to remember the lyrics and not bump into the trumpet player." See more »

Trivia:

Began her solo career after leaving the Dorsey Orchestra in 1942 with the new Capitol Records label. She later moved to Colubmia Records in 1950 and then back to Capitol in 1961. See more »

Nickname:

The Voice of America See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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