Connie Russell (New York, May 9, 1923 – Los Angeles, December 18, 1990), Made her musical film debut in Melody and Romance (1937) while in England, MGM signed her up and she appeared to good advantage in Lady Be Good (1941) in which she sang "Fascinating Rhythm" but, despite her pin-up good looks, did not go on to better things with the studio, appearing in nothing parts in Joe Smith, American (1942) and the Red Skelton/Eleanor Powell musical Ship Ahoy (1942). She also dubbed Claire Trevor's singing voice in the film Crossroads (1942).
As a night club singer who appeared at top clubs in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, would became a network staff singer beginning in July 21, 1947. That day she started working for NBC in Chicago. Her initial assignment was to replace Skip Farell as the featured singer on the Manor House Summer Party for eight weeks.
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