Biography

Frances Langford won fame on radio (primarily as Bob Hope's vocalist, later sparring comically with Don Ameche as "The Bickersons"), via recordings and in the movies. In spite of the fact that she played mostly in minor musicals (plus appearing occasionally in "A" productions, including Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), This Is the Army (1943) and The Glenn Miller Story (1954)), she introduced major songs like "I'm in the Mood for Love" in Every Night at Eight (1935), "You are My Lucky Star" and "Broadway Rhythm" in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), Cole Porter's "Easy to Love" in Born to Dance (1936) and "Hooray for Hollywood" in Hollywood Hotel (1937).

Date of Birth 4 April 1913, Lakeland, Florida

Date of Death 11 July 2005, Jensen Beach, Florida  (congestive heart failure)

Frances Langford won fame on radio (primarily as Bob Hope's vocalist, later sparring comically with Don Ameche as "The Bickersons"), via recordings and in the movies. In spite of the fact that she played mostly in minor musicals (plus appearing occasionally in "A" productions, including Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), This Is the Army (1943) and The Glenn Miller Story (1954)), she introduced major songs like "I'm in the Mood for Love" in Every Night at Eight (1935), "You are My Lucky Star" and "Broadway Rhythm" in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), Cole Porter's "Easy to Love" in Born to Dance (1936) and "Hooray for Hollywood" in Hollywood Hotel (1937).

Date of Birth 4 April 1913, Lakeland, Florida

Date of Death 11 July 2005, Jensen Beach, Florida  (congestive heart failure)

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1913-04-04

Day of Death 2005-07-11

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 This Is Bob Hope... as Herself (archive footage)
1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life as (archive footage)
1985 That's Dancing!
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (1 episode)
1955 The Honeymooners (2 episodes)
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1954 The Glenn Miller Story as Herself
1951 Purple Heart Diary as Frances Langford
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (2 episodes)
1950 Star Time (33 episodes)
1949 Deputy Marshal as Janet Masters
1949 Make Mine Laughs as (archive footage)
1948 Melody Time as Frances Langford
1948 Once Upon a Wintertime as Herself, Vocalist, Frances Langford (singing voice)
1947 Beat the Band as Ann Rogers
1946 The Bamboo Blonde as Louise Anderson
1946 People Are Funny as Frances Langford - Guest
1945 Radio Stars on Parade as Sally Baker
1944 Girl Rush as Flo Daniels
1944 Dixie Jamboree as Susan Jackson
1944 Memo for Joe
1944 Career Girl as Joan Terry
1943 Never a Dull Moment as Julie Russell
1943 This Is the Army as Herself
1943 Cowboy in Manhattan as Babs Lee
1943 Follow the Band as Frances Langford
1943 Combat America as Herself
1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy as Singer
1942 Mississippi Gambler as Beth Cornell
1941 Swing It Soldier as Patricia Loring / Evelyn Loring Waters
1941 All-American Co-Ed as Virginia Collinge
1940 Hit Parade of 1941 as Pat Abbott
1940 Too Many Girls as Eileen Eilers
1940 Dreaming Out Loud as Alice
1937 Hollywood Hotel as Alice
1937 The Hit Parade as Ruth Allison
1936 Born to Dance as 'Peppy' Turner
1936 Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs
1936 Palm Springs as Joan Smythe
1936 Collegiate as Miss Hay
1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 as Frances Langford
1935 Every Night at Eight as Susan Moore
1933 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5 as Singer

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