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  Frances Langford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frances Newbern Langford (April 4, 1913 – July 11, 2005) was a successful singer and entertainer during the "Golden Age of Radio", who also made occasional film appearances.
While a young girl she required surgery on her throat, and as a result was forced to change her vocal style to a more contemporary big band, popular music style.
Langford was the host of two self titled variety television programs, Frances Langford Presents (1959) and The Frances Langford Show (1960).
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 Frances Langford; sang for WWII GIs - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Obituaries - News
Frances Langford, the 1930s and '40s singer known for her warmth and rich voice who traveled widely with Bob Hope entertaining troops in World War II, died yesterday at her home in Jensen Beach, Fla. She was 92.
Langford's biggest hit was ''I'm in the Mood for Love." She first performed the song in ''Every Night at Eight," a 1935 musical comedy film also starring Alice Faye about three singers seeking fame with a bandleader (George Raft).
Frances Newbern Langford was born April 4, 1913, in Lakeland, Fla. Her father was in construction and her mother was a concert pianist who was quick to recognize her daughter's singing talent.
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 Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Frances Langford
Langford was born Frances Newbern in Lakeland, Florida, and from the moment she first stepped in front of a band, she became known as the Florida Thrush.
Langford's last movie appearance was one of her most memorable - singing with the filmed version of the US army air force band in the hit 1954 biopic, The Glenn Miller Story.
Langford was a regular guest on the Spike Jones radio show in the late 1940s and early 50s, and briefly co-hosted an early television programme, The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show (1951-52); in the 1940s, she had played the insufferable wife, Blanche, in their radio show, The Bickersons.
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 Frances Langford, 'Sweetheart of the Fighting Fronts,' dies at 92   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Langford, a recording artist, radio star and actress from the 1930s to 1950s, joined Hope's troupe to boost wartime morale at military bases and hospitals in Great Britain, Italy, North Africa and the South Pacific.
Langford was born April 4, 1913, in Lakeland, her family said.
Langford kept up her pastimes of boating and sport fishing and her collection of mounted tuna, marlin and other fish adorns the wall of the Florida Oceanographic Society's visitor center in nearby Stuart that is named after her.
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 Telegraph | News | Frances Langford
Frances Langford, who died on Monday aged 92, was a big band singer in a series of Hollywood musicals, but earned a special place in the hearts of American servicemen by performing in combat zones with Bob Hope during the Second World War, and later in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
For Hope, Frances Langford was one of his "three gipsies" (along with the bulgy-eyed comic Jerry Colonna, a singer of On the Road to Mandalay, and Tony Romano, a guitarist and arranger) who were prepared to travel anywhere with him.
Following Evinrude's death, Frances Langford married Harold Stuart, an assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Truman administration, with whom she enjoyed sailing from Florida to Canada aboard her 110 ft yacht.
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 Blog of Death: Frances Langford
Frances Langford Evinrude Stuart, the radio, stage and screen star who entertained the troops on Bob Hope's USO tours, died on July 11.
Langford was singing on Hope's "Pepsodent Show" in 1941 when he produced his first military program at March Field in Riverside, Calif. Once Hope decided to take the show overseas to boost wartime morale, Langford joined his troupe.
Langford's first husband was Jon Hall, an actor who appeared in the films "The Hurricane" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"; they divorced in 1954.
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 Singer Frances Langford dies at 91 - Boston.com - Celebrity news - A&E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" captivated soldiers when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday at the age of 92.
Langford, whose steamy rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" captivated soldiers stationed overseas when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at the age of 91.
Born in Citrus County in April 1913 and raised in Lakeland, Langford was discovered by bandleader Rudy Vallee when he was in Florida for a performance, and he invited her to be a guest on his radio program.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2005/07/11/singer_frances_langford_dies_at_91   (729 words)

  
 Francis Langford OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Langford's proficiency as an operatic soprano would have earned her a successful career in that field, but a throat operation in her teenage years shattered her aspirations of ever being under the limelight of Broadway Opera.
Frances recovery from her surgery found her in the beginning again, trying to work with a new voice.
Frances continued on the Bob Hope show until the war was finished, where she jumped on board of Spike Jones' Chase and Sandborn Show.
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 Actress-singer Frances Langford dies at 92 - 7/11/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frances Langford, actress-singer poses in front of a poster of herself from 1936 at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp Post restaurant on Jan. 11, 2002.
MIAMI -- Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" captivated soldiers when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday at the age of 91.
Born in Lakeland in April 1914, Langford was discovered by bandleader Rudy Vallee when he was in Florida for a performance, and he invited her to be a guest on his radio program in New Orleans.
www.detnews.com /2005/obituaries/0507/11/01-243776.htm   (727 words)

  
 Singer-actress Frances Langford, Trouper on Bob Hope Tours, Died at 92- Softpedia
Francis Langford, the singer who had starred in more than 30 films and former trouper on Bob Hope’s tours, died yesterday at her home in Jensen Beach, at the age of 92.
Frances Langford was both fascinated and frightened for being in combat zones, but she has always said that the greatest thing in her life was entertaining the troops.
Francis Langford, the mellow contralto known for her generosity, was inducted to the State Women's Hall of Fame in 2002.
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 Frances Langford Dies At 92; Singer Cheered Troops During WWII
Wistful-voiced singer Frances Langford, 92, who died of congestive heart failure July 11 at her home in Jensen Beach, Fla., brought a warm vocal caress to millions of servicemen during her extensive USO tours with Bop Hope during World War II.
Langford undertook some of the most dangerous morale-boosting work of the war as she trouped alongside Hope, guitarist Tony Romano and comedian Jerry Colonna.
Julia Frances Langford was born April 4, 1913, in Citrus County, Fla. With operatic ambitions as a child, she sometimes sang at high school assemblies accompanied by her mother, a concert pianist.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/11/AR2005071101624.html   (982 words)

  
 Film Star, Singer, Bay Area Native Frances Langford Sang For Troops: From The Tampa Tribune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On Monday, friends were more in the mood for sad songs after learning that Langford, a movie star and wartime chanteuse who grew up in Lakeland, had died of natural causes at her home in Jensen Beach.
In 1989, Langford sold her Hutchinson Island beach house and donated the proceeds to the society, which built the Frances Langford Visitor's Center.
Langford told The Tampa Tribune in a June 2004 interview that her real break came when she sang ``Night and Day'' at a birthday bash for songwriter Cole Porter.
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 Encyclopedia: Frances Langford
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 Eyewitness News Memphis - Actress/Singer Frances Langford Dead at 92   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Actress/singer Frances Langford, who entertained troops with Bob Hope during World War II, died Monday at her home in Jensen Beach, Fla., at age 92.
In addition to her WWII duties, Langford traveled with Hope and entertained troops during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Langford was married to matinee idol Jon Hall and Ralph Evinrude of Evinrude motors, both of whom proceeded her in death, and is survived by her third husband, Harold Stuart, a former assistant secretary of the Air Force under President Harry S. Truman.
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 Slobokan’s Site O’ Schtuff » Blog Archive » Frances Langford Dies
Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of “I’m in the Mood for Love” captivated soldiers stationed overseas on Bob Hope’s tours during World War II, died Monday.
Langford died at her home in Jensen Beach, her lawyer Evans Crary Jr.
Langford, a recording artist, radio star and actress from the 1930s to 1950s, joined Hope’s troupe to boost wartime morale at military bases and hospitals through Great Britain, Italy, North Africa and the South Pacific.
www.slobokan.com /archives/2005/07/11/frances-langford-dies   (239 words)

  
 Pop - Serenade - Frances Langford free mp3 full albums download   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frances was first and foremost a singer, although she also appeared in a lot of Hollywood movies.
This album (like the others, dominated by ballads, which was Frances' speciality) begins with a beautiful version of Red sails in the sunset, recorded in late 1947, which might just be my favorite track on this collection - but they are all brilliant, so it's a close decision.
Some of the songs were introduced to the world by Frances in her movies, including You hit the spot (from Collegiate) and Will I ever know (from Palm Springs).
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 Actress-singer Frances Langford, 'Sweetheart of the Fighting Fronts,' dies at 92
Actress-singer Frances Langford, 'Sweetheart of the Fighting Fronts,' dies at 92
MIAMI - Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" captivated soldiers when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday at the age of 92.
Born in Lakeland in April 1913, Langford was discovered by bandleader Rudy Vallee when he was in Florida for a performance, and he invited her to be a guest on his radio program.
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 Frances Langford, 92, entertained troops during World War II
MIAMI -- Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of ''I'm in the Mood for Love'' captivated soldiers when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday at the age of 92.
Langford was discovered by bandleader Rudy Vallee when he was in Florida for a performance, and he invited her to be a guest on his radio program.
After a brief stint in the Broadway musical ''Here Goes the Bride'' in 1931, she moved to Hollywood, where she appeared on Louella Parsons' radio show ''Hollywood Hotel'' and started in movies.
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 CNN.com - 'Sweetheart of the Fighting Fronts' dies at 92 - Jul 11, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Singer-actress Frances Langford poses with comedians Bob Hope, right, and Jerry Colonna in 1942.
MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" captivated soldiers when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday at 92.
Bandleader Rudy Vallee discovered her when he was in Florida for a performance and invited her to be a guest on his radio program.
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 Frances Langford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frances Langford won fame on radio, primarily with Bob Hope recordings...
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 The Jungle Air Force - Frances Langford Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
She devoted a great deal of her time to entertaining the troops and was very popular everywhere she went.
In February of 1944 while touring the Pacific theater with Bob Hope's USO show Frances Langford met up with Bob Westbrook and joined him for a ride in his P-38 Lightning.
Patty Thomas and Frances Langford have remained close friends since the War.
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 USATODAY.com - Singer Frances Langford dies at 91   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MIAMI (AP) — Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of I'm in the Mood for Love captivated soldiers when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday at the age of 91.
Frances Langford said entertaining the soldiers during various wars "was the greatest thing of my life."
Langford appeared in 30 Hollywood movies, including Broadway Melody,Yankee Doodle Dandy and The Hit Parade.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-07-11-langford-obit_x.htm   (680 words)

  
 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Frances Langford : Biography
Never a brilliant actress, Langford was often a very good one: her better films include Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), in which she played turn-of-the-century entertainer Nora Bayes, and The Bamboo Blonde (1945), a fanciful reenactment of her many wartime USO tours.
Collectors of comedy record albums will fondly recall Langford for her many co-starring stints with Don Ameche as the battling Bickersons.
Frances Langford ended her show-business career in the early 1960s, opting for retirement with her third husband, the owner of Evinrude Motors.
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 Frances Langford Stuart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frances Langford Stuart was a chief entertainer for American service men with Bob Hope during his wartime duties.
Stuart began her career in radio at the age of sixteen when Vaudeville star, Rudy Vallee discovered her in a talent contest in Miami.
From her home in Jensen Beach, Florida, Stuart continued her philanthropic work and humanitarian efforts.
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 Frances Langford, born in Lakeland, Florida, singer, Armed Forces Hour, Star Time April 4 in History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frances Langford, born in Lakeland, Florida, singer, Armed Forces Hour, Star Time April 4 in History
Frances Langford, born in Lakeland, Florida, singer, Armed Forces Hour, Star Time
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
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 ODDS & ENDS OLD TIME RADIO PROGRAMS SHOWS MP3 CD
Frances Langford Show 47-06-26 Father to Give Away the Bride
Frances Langford Show 47-07-03 Hollys First Country Club Dance
Frances Langford Show 47-07-17 Concert in the Park
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 Ali-Baba.com » Arts » People » L » Langford, Frances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Frances Langford - The Florida Thrush - A site dedicated to the singer, actress, and entertainer who starred in 24 movies in the 30's and 40's and toured with Bob Hope and the USO during World War II.
The content of this page about L Langford, Frances is based on the Open Directory Project.
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