- Birth nameJulie Peck
- The Liberty Girl
- Height5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
- Julie London recorded 32 albums during her career. Forced to give up band singing when her true age was discovered, she was primarily a torch singer. Her vocal range was described by "sultry" and "low-keyed". Her own favorite singers were Barbra Streisand and Roberta Flack.
She was known in some circles as "The Liberty Girl" for helping establish Liberty Records, where she began singing in 1955, as a successful label. Her many hit albums on that label include "Julie Is Her Name", "Calendar Girl" with some borderline erotic (for the time) cover photography by Gene Lester, "About the Blues", "Your Number, Please", "Send For Me", "Love Letters", "The End of the World", "In Person at the Americana", "The Wonderful World of Julie London" and the provocatively titled "Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast".
Her most popular song, "Cry Me a River", was written by her former classmate/boyfriend Arthur Hamilton and produced by Bobby Troup. Her four most-sought-after and successful albums are "About the Blues (1957), "Feeling Good" (1965), "Easy Does It" (1968) and "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" (1969). (Her version of "Yummy Yummy Yummy" was featured on the HBO television series Six Feet Under (2001).) Billboard Magazine named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956 and 1957".- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Sieger
- SpousesBobby Troup(December 31, 1959 - February 7, 1999) (his death, 3 children)Jack Webb(July 16, 1947 - December 2, 1954) (divorced, 2 children)
- ParentsJack PeckJosephine Peck
- Frequently played characters with a sexy, seductive personality
- Her youthful appearance.
- Husky resonant voice.
- Sandy blonde hair
- Languid demeanor
- Met singer/songwriter and actor Bobby Troup just weeks after her divorce from Jack Webb. The two began a lifelong friendship and a real-life relationship, from 1954 until Troup's death in 1999. She remained cordial with Webb until his death in 1982. She was eight years Troup's junior.
- Her famous rendition of "Cry Me a River" was later used by ex-husband, actor and producer Jack Webb, for Pete Kelly's Blues (1955).
- Remained good friends with Randolph Mantooth during and after Emergency! (1972). He was also good friends to all of her children.
- Met a young, struggling and unfamiliar actor, Robert Fuller, in 1955, after his stint in the Army, when he stopped in for a beer, at her club in Los Angeles, California, where he watched her sang. They began a lifelong friendship, ending with her 2000 death. She worked with him in an episode of Laramie (1959), where she played the card dealer. Some 11 years later he would later co-star on Emergency! (1972), as her medical partner.
- I'm the world's worst. I dislike women in large groups, and as individuals.
- Women should be women, who wants them to be asexual? Not your old buddy.
- [on her singing voice]: It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to the microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate.
- [In 1963]: We're opposite types. Marilyn [Monroe] was the sex symbol... I'm strictly the housewife-mother type.
- [In 1961]: Just as long as they buy the records, I don't care why they buy 'em, we spent more time on the covers than the music.
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