Kay Brown Profile

Kay Brown
Kay Brown
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(Dolores Kay Brown)
2 July 33 is born in Peoria, Illinois, to Luther and Viola Brown
? is a gymnast
50 signs with Mercury Records
is a regular on Dixie Showboat, a local Los Angeles TV show
is signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to star in The Strip (1951)
51 marries musician Maynard Ferguson
15 July 52 joins the Stan Kenton Orchestra
5 January 53 quits the Stan Kenton Orchestra
11 February 53 says of her quitting of Kenton's band, "I was not advancing her career by singing with the band."
54 divorces Ferguson
5 October 54 Sidney Skolsky writes that "she has a recording 'Oop Shoop' backed with 'Love Me' which stands a good chance of being a big hit record."
January 55 files a $51,850 damage suit for injuries received in an auto accident
January 56 is featured in Escapade
56 says about bandleader Stan Kenton, "Stan was a real great guy to work for. We always called him the Great White Father. He's a sincere, hard-working perfectionist, and I learned a lot from him."
56 signs with Decca Records
30 October 56 performs at Jan Rubini's Keyboard in Beverly Hills
December 56 goes to Japan to perform with Johnny Grant's group band
57 signs with Metro Records
14 May 58 appears in a new show in the Cafe Pompeii of the Eden Roc Hotel
15 March 61 marries Robert Charles Steed
? divorces Steed
4 December 63 marries John R Hudgens
? divorces Hudgens
10 March 72 marries Brent Lyon Wood in Las Vegas, Nevada
? sings at her church, Trinity Temple, in Las Vegas
2 January 22 dies in Lund, Nevada
Samuel Clemens, Down Beat 20, Escapade, Clarion-Ledger, Daily News, Los Angeles Evening Citizen News, Los Angeles Times,
Recommended Books:
Pageantry by Samuel Clemens