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Overview (3)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Cuernavaca, Mexico
Birth NameKatharine Kalinsky

Mini Bio (1)

Kitty Kallen was born on May 25, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katharine Kalinsky. She was married to Budd Granoff and Clint Garvin. She died on January 7, 2016 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Spouse (2)

Budd Granoff (8 February 1948 - 28 April 1996) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Clint Garvin (? - ?) ( annulled)

Trivia (5)

She was one of the top female vocalists during the Big Band era. She appeared with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, among others, and is featured on many of the biggest hits of the era. In addition, during the Fifties she had several solo hits including "My Coloring Book," "In the Chapel in the Moonlight," and the-over-a-million seller (at a time when selling a million records was really an accomplishment) "Little Things Mean a Lot."
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
The two major bands that she is most closely associated with are actually those of Harry James (succeeding Helen Forrst) and Jimmy Dorsey (following Helen O'Connell). Her hits with those bands included "It's Been a Long, Long time," "Besame Mucho," "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" and "I'm Beginning to See the Light.".
As a teenager, she earned money doing commercial jingles, and sang on "The Children's Hour," a popular radio program sponsored by the Horn & Hardart cafeteria chain.
She performed in nightclubs such as the Copacabana in New York, and concert halls including the Palladium in London.

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