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Gale Robbins

Here is a famous standard by the lovely Gale Robbins.
Little known singer/actress Gale Robbins was a knockout-looking blue-eyed redhead who made a slight dent in post-war Hollywood. Born in Mitchell, Indiana (some say Chicago, Illinois) in 1921 (some say 1924), Gale had a natural flair for music and appeared in glee clubs and church choirs in the early days. She started out in entertainment as a model, but her singing talents soon took over. Signed by a talent agency, she teamed with some male singers for a swing band and called themselves "The Duchess and Her Dukes". She went on to work with some of the top radio and live big bands of that era. 20th Century-Fox caught sight of this looker and quickly signed her up, her first film being the pleasant time-filler "In the Meantime, Darling" (1944). A popular cheesecake pin-up, Gale appeared on the cover of "Yank, The Army Weekly" in 1944 and toured with Bob Hope in Europe the next year. Gale's better known film work includes "Race Street" (1948), "The Barkleys of Broadway" (1949), "Three Little Words" (1950), "The Fuller Brush Girl" (1950) and "Calamity Jane" (1953). She hosted the "Hollywood House" TV program in 1949 and appeared on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" in 1951. In the late 1950's the gal with the smooth and sexy vocal style put out an easy-listening album ("I'm a Dreamer") for the Vik Label. After her last film "Quantrill's Raiders" (1958) and some additional TV parts, Gale decided to phase her career out to focus full-time on raising her family. When her husband was tragically killed in a building accident, Gale decided to make a comeback of sorts. Besides appearing in nightclubs, she was glimpsed in the film "Stand Up and Be Counted" (1972) and appeared on stage in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" in 1975. She died of lung cancer in 1980.
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