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Bea Wain (1917–2017)

One of the great big band vocalists of the swing era, she was born Beatrice Weinsier in New York City on April 30 2017. Bea began singing from the age of five, first spotlighted on NBC's Horn and Hardart Children's Hour (where she was paid the princely sum of 2$ per broadcast). Her first noteworthy gig as an adult was as the nominal leader of a ... See full bio »

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One Hour Photo Soundtrack
Mildred Pierce Soundtrack
The Dipsy Doodler Herself - Singer


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 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Part Five (2011) ... (performer: "My Reverie" - as Bea Waine)
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (performer: "Heart and Soul")
 2002 One Hour Photo (performer: "My Reverie")
 1940 The Dipsy Doodler (Short) (performer: "Dancing in the Dark", "Get Happy")
 1939 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Old Folks", "Corn Pickin'" - uncredited)
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 1983 Family Feud (TV Series)
Herself - Celebrity Contestant
 1943 Upbeat in Music (Documentary short)
 1940 The Dipsy Doodler (Short)
Herself - Singer
 1939 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra (Short)
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 2015 My Music: Starlight Ballroom (TV Movie)
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie)

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Beatrice Wayne | Bea Wayne

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Born April 30, 1917, in New York, Wain made her debut on "NBC Children's Hour" when she was 6, earning $2.00 per broadcast. Bea Wain married Andre Baruch and they had two children, a daughter Bonnie Baruch Barnes and a son, Wayne Baruch; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Remy Baruch. When she married announcer/actor Andre Baruch, the pair hosted a radio series called "Mr. and Mrs. Music" in New ... See more »

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