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Martha Tilton (1915–2006)


She became a notable vocalist of the Big Band Era and known around the circuit as the "Liltin' Miss Martha Tilton." Born on November 14, 1915, this trim, Texas-born blonde was the fortunate product of a musical family, with her parents actively playing the piano and singing at home while she grew up. The family moved to Los Angeles when Martha was... See full bio »

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Known For

Swing Hostess
Swing Hostess Judy Alvin
(1944)
Sunny
Sunny Queen of Hearts
(1941)
Crime, Inc.
Crime, Inc. Betty Van Cleve
(1945)
Sing While You're Able
Sing While You're Able Singing Party Guest
(1937)

Filmography

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 1991 Lifestyles of the Rich and Animated (TV Movie)
Clarice (uncredited)
 1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (TV Movie)
Singer
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
Martha Tilton
 1952 Two Chips and a Miss (Short)
Clarice (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Lilli Marlene
Singer - Lili Marlene (uncredited)
 1950 The Alan Young Show (TV Series)
 1946 Ah, Yes, There's Good Blues Tonight (Short)
Liz Tilton - Band Singer (as Liz Tilton)
 1945 Crime, Inc.
Betty Van Cleve
 1944 Murder in the Blue Room
Nan's Singing Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Swing Hostess
Judy Alvin
 1942 Jan Savitt's Serenade in Swing (Short)
Band Singer
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
Martha Tilton
 1941 Abercrombie Had a Zombie (Short)
Liz Tilton - Band Singer (as Liz Tilton)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Singer in 'Wedding Cake Walk' Number (uncredited)
 1941 A Little Jive Is Good for You (Short)
Nurse / Singer
 1941 Sunny
Queen of Hearts
 1941 Love Turns Winter to Spring (Short)
Martha Tilton - Band Singer
 1941 What the Country Needs (Short)
Singer
 1940 Tickled Pinky (Short)
Singer
 1940 Varsity Vanities (Short)
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Joan Cameron (singing voice, uncredited)
 1940 Irene
Susie Smith - Show Singer (uncredited)
 1937 Broker's Follies (Short)
Singer
 1937 Topper
Member of 'Three Hits and a Miss' (uncredited)
 1937 Sing While You're Able
Singing Party Guest
Show Show Soundtrack (23 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Liz Tilton

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm very grateful for what happened to me. I was well paid for what I loved doing most -- singing.

Trivia:

Her 1947 song "That's My Desire" was featured in the 2011 video game L.A. Noire (2011). See more »

Nickname:

Liltin' Martha Tilton

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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