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Also Known As: Died: July 11, 2005
Born: April 4, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lakeland, Florida, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Entertaining the Troops (1989) as Herself
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
2.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) as
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
3.
Purple Heart Diary (1951) as Herself
4.
5.
Make Mine Laughs (1949) as
Compilation of comic scenes and musical numbers from RKO films.
6.
Deputy Marshal (1949) as Janet Masters
A few minutes before he is killed by an unseen gunman using a split-butt rifle, in a saloon in Tumult, Wyoming, railway employee Harley Masters (Wheaton Chambers) gives a secret map to Deputy Marshal Ed Garry (Jon Hall.) Garry is questioned about the murder by Master's niece Janet (Frances Langford); her cousin Bill Masters (Russell Hayden); the town big-shot, Joel Benton (Dick Foran) and Doc Vinson (Clem Bevans). Garry meets Claire Benton (Julie Bishop) when her brother and his henchman Eli Cressett (Joe Sawyer) question Garry about the map. Garry accuses Cressett of being one of the two wanted men he is seeking. Cressett, aided by Benton, escapes from jail. Garry and Janet find a split-butt rifle near where one of her hands was killed in a rustling raid. They take it to town and Garry telegraphs the Winchester Arms Company and asks the name of the purchaser based on their serial number records. Cressett meets with Bill Masters, the real leader of the gang, and is offered more money if he will kill Benton. He agrees, but intends to double-cross Masters.
7.
Melody Time (1948) as
Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers recued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue.
8.
Beat the Band (1947) as Ann [Rogers]
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
9.
People Are Funny (1946) as Herself
A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again."
10.
The Bamboo Blonde (1946) as Louise Anderson
A nightclub singer inspires a World War II flyer who names his bomber after her.
11.
Radio Stars on Parade (1945) as Sally Baker
A pair of wacky agents take their clients to audition for the top radio shows.
12.
Career Girl (1944) as Joan Terry
Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage...
13.
Girl Rush (1944) as Flo Daniels
Two vaudevillians try to round up some ready-made brides for gold prospectors.
14.
Dixie Jamboree (1944) as Susan Jackson
15.
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943) as Babs [Barbara Lee]
16.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Julie [Russell]
17.
Follow the Band (1943) as
18.
This Is the Army (1943) as Café singer
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
19.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Singer
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
20.
Mississippi Gambler (1942) as Beth Cornell
A journalist finds out, that a plantation owner he meets is a gangster the police is looking for, who has changed his face with plastic surgery.
21.
All-American Co-Ed (1941) as Virginia
A college boy dresses as a girl to infiltrate a women's college.
22.
Swing It Soldier (1941) as Patricia [Loring/Evelyn Loring Waters] "<I>Lovely Lady of Song</I>"
23.
Too Many Girls (1940) as Eileen Eilers
Four college football stars are hired to chaperon a reckless heiress to a Wild West college.
24.
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940) as Pat Abbot
A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the screen, but due to her voice, her singing had to be dubbed by the owner's girl friend Pat Abbott.But problems start, when the owner starts dating Annabelle.
25.
Dreaming Out Loud (1940) as Alice
Lum and Abner's General Store in Pineridge, Arkansas is the center of the town, where everybody hangs around. Also in the store is the town's post office, where Alice, the niece of the wealthiest person around, is working as post-mistress. She is in love with the local doctor's son Kenneth, whom she would like to marry, but her aunt, who has a feud with his father does everything to prevent this. Kenneth is working as a doctor in the next town, but does not make enough money to support a wife and their younger brother, so both have to wait. When the town's drunkard's daughter is killed by a hit and run driver, they convince the sheriff to make the father a deputy, to give him self assurance...
26.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Alice
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
27.
The Hit Parade (1937) as Ruth [Allison]
Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, the result is Monica is fired and Ruth get her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again ?
28.
Palm Springs (1936) as Joan Smith
A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obies, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American.
29.
Born to Dance (1936) as "Peppy" Turner
A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway.
30.
Every Night at Eight (1935) as Susan Moore
Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When they are not able to pay their rent any longer, they decide to try it on an amateur contest at a radio station. Due to lack of food Susan Moore becomes unconscious and the contest is won by a big band. But this big band offers them a job withe them at the radio station, they accept but after a while they again start to reach out for higher things and leave the big band.
31.
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) as Herself
A Broadway columnist tries to use an innocent dancer to frame a producer.
32.
Collegiate (1935) as Juliet Hay

Music (feature film)

33.
Hollywood Ending (2002) as Song Performer ("Hooray For Hollywood")
Val Waxman is a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. His last film was a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. When the opportunity comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner--work for his ex-wife Ellie who dumped him for the studio head bankrolling the picture; or forfeit his last shot at forwarding his career, and avoid a painful reconnect. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie's staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is in the picture.
34.
Every Night at Eight (1935) as Music
Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When they are not able to pay their rent any longer, they decide to try it on an amateur contest at a radio station. Due to lack of food Susan Moore becomes unconscious and the contest is won by a big band. But this big band offers them a job withe them at the radio station, they accept but after a while they again start to reach out for higher things and leave the big band.

Cast (special)

35.
Dick Powell: Thanks a Million (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actor/singer/director/producer Dick Powell.
36.
Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Don Ameche.
37.
Bob Hope: Memories of World War II (1995)
Frances Langford, dancer Patty Thomas and Delores Hope join Bob Hope in recalling the armed-forces troop shows during World War II. Also included is rare footage and interviews with GIs and widows.
38.
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II (1991)
A special commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the United Services Organization (USO) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The program also chronicles Hollywood's support of the Armed Forces and the USO.
39.
Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" (1990)
A television special based on Bob Hope's book of the same name that traces the past 50 years of Hope's comedy appearances throughout the world. Includes conversations with show-business celebrities Hope has worked with over the years as well as film clips from the early days of radio and television,
40.
Frances Langford Presents (1959) as Host
An hour of music, song, and comedy in which hostess Frances Langford presents top-name performers. The program is actually two unsold half-hour pilots that were reedited to form a sixty-minute special.

Cast (short)

41.
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Winners of a dance contest spend a day at Palm Springs with famous movie stars in this short film.

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