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Also Known As: Died: March 12, 2007
Born: February 26, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Battle Creek, Michigan Profession: Cast ...
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Besides film title "Incendiary Blonde" which clung to Hutton as a nickname, she was also called "The Blonde Blitzkrieg" and "The Huttontot" all monikers that capitalized on her outward personality, ignoring the depressed and restless creature who lived within them.

"Exuberant, a firecracker, a live wire: all of these describe the dynamo that was Betty Hutton, and yet none of them fully does her justice. For in addition to her mile-a-minute screen persona (which also exemplified her to some degree in real life), Hutton was a seasoned performer who could act and sing and put over a vehicle by the sheer force of her vibrant personality....At one point in the late 1940s, she was ranked second only to Judy Garland in her enormous audience appeal."--James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts ("Hollywood Songsters", Garland Publishing Company, 1991)

Hutton's contract with bandleader Vincent Lopez called for him to get 20 percent of income in current and all future ventures. ("Hollywood Songsters", Garland Publishing Company, 1991)

Hutton taught theatre arts at Emerson College in Boston, MA

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