Frances Langford: Armed Forces Sweetheart Audiobook, by Ben Ohmart Play Audiobook Sample

Frances Langford: Armed Forces Sweetheart Audiobook

Frances Langford: Armed Forces Sweetheart Audiobook, by Ben Ohmart Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kathy Garver Publisher: BearManor Media Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799910633

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62:36 minutes

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02:17 minutes

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19:24 minutes

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Publisher Description

Everyone was “In the Mood for Love,” when Frances Langford, renowned Big Band singer with a rich contralto voice, rose from performing at hometown parties in Mulberry, Florida, to Broadway, Old Time Radio, and movies during Hollywood’s Golden Era. Her signature song carried her from turntables to troops in World War Two, and then into the stuff of legends.

From the airwaves on Louella Parson’s Hollywood Hotel, Rudy Vallée’s The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour, and Dick Powell’s Campana Serenade (1942–1943), Frances achieved nationwide fame as Don Ameche’s insufferable wife, Blanche, on The Bickersons (1946–1951).

Her beauty eclipsed her broadcasts, when the movies plucked her from speakers to screens. Her film debut in 1935 in Every Night at Eight led to Broadway Melody of 1936, in which she popularized “Broadway Rhythm” and “You Are My Lucky Star;” Born to Dance in 1936; and in 1942 in Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney, in which she sang the rousing “Over There.”

For the first time, her personal interviews with author–publisher Ben Ohmart bring the treasured memories from her past to light. Return with her to the front lines from 1941 into the 1980s with Bob Hope and Jerry Colonna on USO tours through Europe, North Africa, and the South Pacific, entertaining thousands of GIs throughout the world.

Frances Langford. More than a voice. More than the GIs’ choice.

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About Ben Ohmart

Ben Ohmart has written books on voice actors Paul Frees and Walter Tetley, as well as biographies of Don Ameche, the Bickersons, Disney composer Buddy Baker, playwright Tim Kelly, and others. He runs BearManor Media, a small publishing company specializing in books on old radio and old film actors.

About Kathy Garver

Rod Serling has won the most Emmy Awards for dramatic writing in the history of televisionHe wrote over seventy-five episodes of the Twilight Zone series, for which he won three of his Emmys. He was also the show’s host and narrator.