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The Resource Jane Froman : Missouri's first lady of song, Ilene Stone

Jane Froman : Missouri's first lady of song, Ilene Stone

Label
Jane Froman : Missouri's first lady of song
Title
Jane Froman
Title remainder
Missouri's first lady of song
Statement of responsibility
Ilene Stone
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once asked to name the ten best female singers, the renowned musical producer Billy Rose replied, "There is Jane Froman and nine others." A legend in her time, Jane Froman (1907-1980) was one of Missouri's greatest success stories. Her singing career, which spanned over three decades, included radio and television, recordings, nightclub performances, Broadway shows, and Hollywood movies." "Born in University City, Froman spent her childhood in the small town of Clinton and her adolescence in Columbia. After earning her associate degree from Christian (now Columbia) College, she auditioned as a vocalist for WLW, a Cincinnati radio station, and in 1934 was voted the top "girl singer" of her day in a poll of listeners." "At the height of her career, during World War II, Froman volunteered to travel for the USO. On February 22, 1943, her plane crashed into the Tagus River near Lisbon, Portugal. Although she suffered horrible injuries that plagued her for the rest of her life, she continued her singing career. On crutches, she entertained troops, giving ninety-five shows throughout Europe. Her courageous return was the focus of the 1952 movie With a Song in My Heart, starring Susan Hayward. For scenes that required singing, recordings of Froman herself were used, and the movie soundtrack became a best-selling record album. Froman's popularity led to her own television show from 1952 to 1955. In 1961, Froman retired from singing and returned to Columbia, Missouri, where she was active in volunteer work and lived out her remaining years." "Drawing upon an autobiography that Froman started but never finished, Ilene Stone skillfully uses the singer's own words, along with other resource materials and extensive interviews with people who knew Froman, to produce the first biography of this extraordinary woman. Written in a clear and accessible style, Jane Froman: Missouri's First Lady of Song will be of great value to anyone interested in Missouri history, women's studies, or the history of popular entertainment in the twentieth century."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Stone, Ilene
Dewey number
  • 782.42164/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.F866
LC item number
S76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Singers
  • Froman, Jane
  • Missouri
Label
Jane Froman : Missouri's first lady of song, Ilene Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-132), discography (page 132), and filmography (pages 132-133), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anna and Elmer -- Jane and Margaret Ann -- Clinton and the convent -- Columbia and college -- Radio and vaudeville -- New York and fame -- Patriotism and disaster -- Death or life -- Recovery and a promise kept -- Breakdown and renewal -- Comeback and court -- Home and retirement -- Giving back and Arrow Rock -- Singing and honors -- Columbia and Jane -- Beliefs and good-bye -- Epilogue : The two Janes
Control code
51178033
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780826214584
Lccn
2002154944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Jane Froman : Missouri's first lady of song, Ilene Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-132), discography (page 132), and filmography (pages 132-133), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anna and Elmer -- Jane and Margaret Ann -- Clinton and the convent -- Columbia and college -- Radio and vaudeville -- New York and fame -- Patriotism and disaster -- Death or life -- Recovery and a promise kept -- Breakdown and renewal -- Comeback and court -- Home and retirement -- Giving back and Arrow Rock -- Singing and honors -- Columbia and Jane -- Beliefs and good-bye -- Epilogue : The two Janes
Control code
51178033
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780826214584
Lccn
2002154944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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