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Julie London

Julie London

Julie London

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For the 1964 album, see Julie London (album). (Source: en.wikipedia.org

Her debut album Julie Is Her Name was released in December of that year, and Billboard named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956, and 1957. She was the subject of a 1957 Life cover article in which she was quoted as saying "It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to the microphone. But it is a kind of oversmoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)Julie London (née Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress whose career spanned more than 40 years. A torch singer noted for her sultry, languid contralto vocals, London recorded over thirty albums of pop and jazz standards between 1955 and 1969. Her recording of "Cry Me a River", a track she introduced on her debut album, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. In addition to her musical notice, London was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1974 for her portrayal of nurse Dixie McCall in the television series Emergency!. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

"A small voice to make a big stir: Julie London gets back to movies". Life. February 18, 1957. pp. 74–78. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Martin, Douglas (October 19, 2000). "Julie London, Sultry Singer and Actress of 50's, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2011. (Source:en.wikipedia.org e

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Julie London recorded 32 albums during her career. Forced to give up band singing when her true age was discovered, she was primarily a torch singer. Her vocal range was described by "sultry" and "low-keyed". Her own favorite singers were Barbra Streisand and Roberta Flack. (Source: www.imdb.com She was known in some circles as "The Liberty Girl" for helping establish Liberty Records, where she began singing in 1955, as a successful label. Her many hit albums on that label include "Julie Is Her Name", "Calendar Girl" with some borderline erotic (for the time) cover photography by Gene Lester, "About the Blues", "Your Number, Please", "Send For Me", "Love Letters", "The End of the World", "In Person at the Americana", "The Wonderful World of Julie London" and the provocatively titled "Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast". (Source:www.imdb.com))

London's parents, Jack (died 1977) and Josephine (née Taylor) Peck (died 1976), both of British Isles descent, a song-and-dance team in vaudeville and radio, were married on November 14, 1925, in Stockton, California, one year before London's birth, after they relocated to Santa Rosa, California. They had a radio show on which their daughter would sometimes appear. When she was a little girl she spent her summers with her aunt Ethel and her family on picnics and vacations to the mountains above San Bernardino or at one of the beach towns along the California coast. In 1938, when she was only 11, her father, Jack Peck, an alcoholic, was arrested for reckless driving. Later, the Pecks ran a photography business in San Bernardino, California, until it went bankrupt in 1941, when Julie was 14. The family then moved to Hollywood. (Source: www.imdb.com Known in some circles as "The Liberty Girl" for helping establish Liberty Records as a successful label, her many hit albums on that label include "Julie Is Her Name", "Calendar Girl" with some borderline erotic (for the time) cover photography by Gene Lester, "About the Blues", "Your Number, Please", "Send For Me", "Love Letters", "The End of the World", "In Person at the Americana", "The Wonderful World of Julie London" and the provocatively titled "Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast". (Source:www.imdb.com wIs portrayed by Julie Simone in Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004). (Source:ww.imdb.com)))

London's parents, Jack (died 1977) and Josephine (née Taylor) Peck (died 1976), both of British Isles descent, a song-and-dance team in vaudeville and radio, were married on November 14, 1925, in Stockton, California, one year before London's birth, after they relocated to Santa Rosa, California. They had a radio show on which their daughter would sometimes appear. When she was a little girl she spent her summers with her aunt Ethel and her family on picnics and vacations to the mountains above San Bernardino or at one of the beach towns along the California coast. In 1938, when she was only 11, her father, Jack Peck, an alcoholic, was arrested for reckless driving. Later, the Pecks ran a photography business in San Bernardino, California, until it went bankrupt in 1941, when Julie was 14. The family then moved to Hollywood. (Source: www.imdb.com)

Her first 45 single, released in 1955, was "Cry Me a River", and it was included on her first album, "Julie Is My Name". More than three million copies of the album and single were sold. (Source: www.imdb.com Her agent legally changed her name to Julie London when she was only 17. (Source:www.imdb.com))

When Kevin Tighe was visiting her house, his daughter Jennifer Tighe went to Julie's room, upstairs and lounge on her bed with all the dogs and watch her put on her make up. (Source: www.imdb.com The very first album Bobby Troup recorded with her was "Julie Is Her Name", which was also her debut album. (Source:www.imdb.com wHer parents, Jack Peck and Josephine Rosalie Taylor, were married on November 14, 1925, in Stockton, California, one year before Julie was born, after they relocated to Santa Rosa, California. (Source:ww.imdb.com)))

www.discogs.com)J. London, Julie Londen, Julie London With Orchestra, London, Miss Julie London, ジュリー・ロンドン (Source:

Julie London With Jimmy Rowles And His Orchestra - Swing Me An Old Song (Album) (Source: www.discogs.com Julie London With Pete King And His Orchestra - London By Night (Album) (Source:www.discogs.com w

Julie London (Nancy Peck, September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer and actress. She was noted for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River," which she introduced in 1955. London's 35-year acting career began in films in 1944 and included playing opposite Gary Cooper in Man of the West (1958) and Robert Mitchum in The Wonderful Country (1959). She achieved continuing success in the TV medical dram… read more (Source: www.last.fm)Julie London And Ted Comstock Orchestra* - Tenderly Yours (Album) (Source:ww.discogs.com)))

Julie London (Nancy Peck, September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer and actress. She was noted for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River," which she introduced in 1955. London&#x… read more (Source: www.last.fm Julie London (Nancy Peck, September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer and actress. She was noted for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the cla… read more (Source:www.last.fm))

Julie London (Nancy Peck, September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer and actress. She was noted for her smoky, sensual voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River," which she introduced in 1955. London&#x… read more (Source: www.last.fm)

Julie London ~ Born Gayle Peck September 26, 1926 in Santa Rosa, California, US. Died October 18, 2000 (aged 74) in Encino, California, US. American jazz and pop singer, actress and a former pinup model. She was noted for her smoky, sensual husky voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River", which she introduced in 1955. (Source: www.pinterest.com Singer-actress Julie London, played Nurse Dixie McCall in the television series Emergency! This role brought London much success (1972–79). She appeared in the show with her real-life husband, Bobby Troup… and strangely enough, the show was produced by her ex-husband, Jack Webb! (Source:www.pinterest.com))

Julie London (born Gayle Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer, actress and a former pinup model. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950's and 1960's, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River", which she introduced in 1955. Julie's 35-year acting career began in films in 1944 and included playing opposite Gary Cooper in 'Man of the West' (1958) and Robert Mitchum in 'The Wonderful Country' (1959). (Source: www.pinterest.com)

Julie London was a US singer who released jazz albums throughout the 1950s and 1960s while also maintaining a successful acting career. (Source: www.udiscovermusic.com Julie London (1926-2000) was one of America’s great jazz vocalists. Her sultry, smouldering voice, best known for ‘Cry Me A River’, the torch song that launched her, is heard on over 30 albums released between 1955 and 1969. She was a true jazz artist, working in that sassy, late-night tradition that embraced both Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee. Julie London was also a Hollywood and TV actress whose physical beauty and seductive screen presence won her millions of fans, many unaware of her singing career. For all her accolades, Julie London was a reluctant vocal star with little confidence in her own abilities. She was a perfectionist who took a dim view of her own technique. “I don’t think I’m a very good singer at all,” she said. Just one imprecise element in the recording studio could render the whole process “painful” for her. And yet, in 1957, just two years after her debut album, Julie Is Her Name, she was hailed as the voice of the decade. (Source:www.udiscovermusic.com))

She made the cover of the prestigious Life magazine but, characteristically, used the opportunity to point out her own shortcomings. “It’s only a thimbleful of a voice,” she said, “and I have to use it close to the microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate.” This was accurate enough: her range was limited in terms of its octaves, but that hardly mattered. Her understated, unpretentious delivery, in which she sometimes hardly seemed to open her mouth, rang true with the public. She oozed both authenticity and restrained passion. It was as if she sang in slow motion. She rarely played live, and when on TV she was often seen almost static, seated on a stool in front her backing band, making few attempts at stagecraft. She was the antithesis of show business, and her art and recorded legacy is so much better for it. As beautiful as she was talented, Julie London remains jazz singer par excellence and the epitome of glamorous cool. (Source: www.udiscovermusic.com)

She was spotted by Sue Carol, a former silent movie actress turned talent scout and the wife of actor Alan Ladd. Carol renamed her Julie London and began casting her in B-movies. She stood out from the crowd: like a “young Bette Davis, provocative and decisively different.” (Source: www.udiscovermusic.com She was born Gayle Peck in California, the only child of vaudeville parents who hosted their own radio show on which, aged just three years old, Julie gave her first public performance. When she was 14 the family moved to Hollywood where she attended the private Hollywood Professional School, whose alumni included the likes of Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and Betty Grable. (Source:www.udiscovermusic.com))

In 1947 she married actor and occasional jazz singer Jack Webb, who would later become famous for his role as the terse Sgt. Joe Friday in the US radio/TV/movie franchise Dragnet. Jack and Julie shared a love of jazz, and Julie made her first few recordings for the New York label Bethlehem, although the handful of tracks were only released on the back of her success with ‘Cry A River’. (Source: www.udiscovermusic.com Acting was Julie’s real love in terms of her professional life, and her Hollywood career embraced over 20 films including the rock’n’roll classic The Girl Can’t Help It (1956), starring Jayne Mansfield and in which Julie took a rare singing role — appearing as herself — and Man Of The West (1958) starring Gary Cooper. (Source:www.udiscovermusic.com))

 

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