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Frances Langford (1913–2005)

Frances Langford won fame on radio (primarily as Bob Hope's vocalist, later sparring comically with Don Ameche as "The Bickersons"), via recordings and in the movies. In spite of the fact that she played mostly in minor musicals (plus appearing occasionally in "A" productions, including Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), This Is the Army (1943) and The ... See full bio »

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Palm Springs Joan Smyth
Every Night at Eight Susan Moore
The Hit Parade Ruth Allison (nee Ruth Swanson)
All-American Co-Ed Virginia Collinge


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 2009 Nativity! (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood")
 2008 Of Time and the City (Documentary) (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood")
 2002 Hollywood Ending (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood" (1937))
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fame Is Where You Find It (1991) ... (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood" - uncredited)
 1988 Entertaining the Troops (Documentary) (performer: "It's Been a Long, Long Time", "I'm in the Mood for Love", "Embraceable You")
 1958 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Magic and Music (1958) ... (performer: "Once Upon a Wintertime")
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited)
 1951 Purple Heart Diary (performer: "Hold Me in Your Arms", "Hi, Fellow Tourists", "Where are you from ?", "Bread and Butter Woman", "Tattle-Tale Eyes")
 1949 Deputy Marshal (performer: "Levis, Plaid Shirt and Spurs", "Hideout in Hidden Valley")
 1949 Make Mine Laughs (performer: "Send Back My Love To Me", "Moonlight over the Islands" - uncredited)
 1948 Melody Time (performer: "Once Upon a Wintertime")
 1947 Beat the Band (performer: "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "At the Kissing Well", "I'm in Love", "I'm in Love" (reprise))
 1946 The Bamboo Blonde (performer: "I'm Good for Nothing but Love", "Dreaming out Loud", "Moonlight over the Islands", "Right Along about Evening")
 1946 People Are Funny (performer: "I'm in the Mood for Love")
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade (performer: "Don't Believe Everything You Dream", "Can't Get Out of This Mood", "My Shining Hour", "That Old Black Magic")
 1944 Girl Rush ("When I'm Walking Arm in Arm with Jim" (1944), uncredited) / (performer: "When I'm Walking Arm in Arm with Jim" (1944), "Annabella's Bustle" (1944), "Rainbow Valley" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Dixie Jamboree (performer: "The Dixie Showboat", "If It's a Dream", "Big Stuff")
 1944 Career Girl (performer: "That's How the Rhumba Began", "Someday", "Blue in Love Again", "A Dream Came True")
 1943 Never a Dull Moment (performer: "My Blue Heaven")
 1943 This Is the Army (performer: "What Does He Look Like")
 1943 Cowboy in Manhattan ("Whistle Your Blues to a Bluebird", "Private Cowboy Jones", "Well, Need I Say More") / (performer: "Whistle Your Blues to a Bluebird", "Mr. Moon", "Private Cowboy Jones", "Well, Need I Say More")
 1943 Follow the Band (performer: "My Melancholy Baby" - uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy (performer: "Over There" (1917), "The Love Nest" (1920), "Nellie Kelly, I Love You" (1922), "The Man Who Owns Broadway" (1909), "Molly Malone" (1927), "Billie" (1928), "In a Kingdom of Our Own" (1929) - uncredited)
 1942 Mississippi Gambler (performer: "There Goes My Romance", "Got Love")
 1941 Swing It Soldier (performer: "My Melancholy Baby", "I'm Gonna Swing My Way To Heaven", "Got Love", "I'm Going To Swing My Way Up To Heaven")
 1941 All-American Co-Ed (performer: "I'm a Chap with a Chip on My Shoulder", "The Farmer's Daughter", "Out of the Silence")
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941 (performer: "Swing Low, Sweet Rhythm", "Who Am I?")
 1940 Too Many Girls (performer: "You're Nearer" (1939), "'Cause We Got Cake" (1939), "Love Never Went to College" (1939), "Look Out!" (1939), "Conga" (1939) - uncredited)
 1940 Dreaming Out Loud (performer: "Dreaming out Loud")
 1937 Hollywood Hotel ("Silhouetted in the Moonlight" (1937), uncredited) / (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood" (1937), "Sing, You Son of a Gun" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 The Hit Parade ("Sweet Heartache") / (performer: "The Glory Beyond", "I'll Reach for a Star", "Last Night I Dreamed of You", "Was It Rain?", "Sweet Heartache")
 1936 Born to Dance (performer: "Hey, Babe, Hey" (1936), "Easy to Love" (1936) (uncredited), "Swingin' the Jinx Away" (1936) (uncredited))
 1936 Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (Short) (performer: "Broadway Rhythm")
 1936 Palm Springs (performer: "Overture", "Will I Ever Know", "I Don't Want to Make History, I Just Want to Make Love", "The Hills of Old Wyoming" (reprise))
 1936 Collegiate (performer: "You Hit the Spot")
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 ("I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" (1935), uncredited) / (performer: "Broadway Rhythm" (1935), "You Are My Lucky Star" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 Every Night at Eight (lyrics: "Then You've Never Been Blue") / (performer: "Take It Easy" (uncredited), "Speaking Confidentially", "Song Medley" (uncredited), "Then You've Never Been Blue", "Every Night at Eight" (uncredited), "I Feel a Song Coming On" (uncredited), "I'm in the Mood for Love" (uncredited))
 1933 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5 (Short) (performer: "Hello, My Lover, Goodbye" - uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/7/45) Radio: Appeared on "Special V-E Day Broadcast", Armed Forces Radio Service. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Frances Langford


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Personal Quote:

I'd sing a song, and I could just see the guys getting this faraway expression. I knew they were going home in their minds. -- Interview, 2000 See more »


Frances was very fond of fishing and enjoyed her last years on a 57-acre estate in Rio, Fla. She and husband Harold spent much of their time on a yacht called "The Chanticleer." Among her many charitable causes included the Florida Oceanographic Society on Hutchinson Island, where a visitor center is named for her. See more »


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