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Julie London

Biography

Jazz and pop vocalist who have recorded “Cry Me personally a River” in 1955 and who have acted for nearly 40 years in movies just like the Wonderful Nation. She was raised in San Bernadino, but shifted to Hollywood when she was fourteen; she started acting immediately after her family members moved. She actually is known on her behalf smoky, husky tone of voice, in addition to for her part like a nurse for the medical crisis show Crisis! She wedded Jack port Webb on July 16, 1947 and, after their divorce in 1954, she wedded Bobby Troup on Dec 31, 1959. In 1961, she protected the music “Blue Moon,” compiled by Lorenz Hart.

Quick Facts


Full Name Julie London
Date Of Birth September 26, 1926
Died October 18, 2000, Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Santa Rosa, CA
Height 1.57 m
Profession Jazz Singer
Education Hollywood Professional School
Nationality American
Spouse Bobby Troup, Jack Webb
Children Kelly Troup, Stacy Webb, Jody Troup, Reese Troup, Lisa Webb
Parents Jack Peck, Josephine Peck
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Movies Man of the West, The Girl Can't Help It, The Wonderful Country, Saddle the Wind, Drango, Nabonga, The Red House, The George Raft Story, Tap Roots, The 3rd Voice, The Fat Man, Voice in the Mirror, A Question of Adultery, Return of the Frontiersman, The Great Man, On Stage Everybody, Crime Against Joe, The Fighting Chance, Night of the Quarter Moon, Task Force, Singapore Sling, The Wretches Are Still Singing, Emergency: The Steel Inferno, Emergency!, Emergency: Survival on Charter No. 220
TV Shows Emergency!, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act
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#Fact
1When she took on the role of Dixie McCall on Emergency! (1972), she knew absolutely nothing about nursing, at all, until her ex-husband brought in the medical dictionary to pronounce those words.
2Like Robert Fuller, London was also involved in the writing of the scripts of Emergency! (1972).
3After Emergency! (1972), former producer Jack Webb was about to promote her into becoming an executive producer of possible TV projects, she turned his offer down. She retired from Hollywood, in 1979, to spend more time with her family.
4Originally, Emergency! (1972) was intended to be a medical drama for herself, her real-life husband Bobby Troup and Robert Fuller, from the beginning, until her co-star Randolph Mantooth took over, and focused more on rescues than hospital scenes.
5She was known to be a very busy actress.
6Her second husband, Bobby Troup, owned a beautiful collection of antique Ford Thunderbirds.
7On Emergency! (1972) she worked with Bobby Troup's character in the hospital, in real-life, London was (of course) married to Troup, long before the series started.
8It was her ex-husband's, Jack Webb's call for him to hire her second husband Bobby Troup, for the role of Dr. Joe Early.
9Her favorite Emergency! (1972) episode is each and every one of them.
10When she took on the role of Dixie McCall in Emergency! (1972), she didn't get any alimony from Jack Webb.
11She brought along her family, in addition to her old friends on the set of Emergency! (1972).
12Her daughter, Lisa Webb, worked for her ex-husband, as a production assistant for Mark VII Productions, Jack Webb's production company.
13An avid gambler, she played blackjack.
14On the Emergency! (1972) set, London went with the pronunciation of the words, given to her by the producer, using a medical dictionary.
15Of Jewish ancestry.
16Met Jane Wyman, Lauren Bacall, Virginia Mayo and 'Eve Arden', when the five were under contract with Warner Bros. in 1949. London was the youngest star ever to receive a promising career at the studio, prior to marrying Jack Webb.
17Had always hated school.
18Her ex-Emergency! (1972) co-stars, Robert Fuller and Randolph Mantooth, both guest-starred on the same episode of The Fall Guy (1981), in 1986, and 11 years later, on the same episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993), which was used as a reference of Emergency!, in 1997.
19Through herself and Bobby Troup, her former Emergency! (1972) co-star, Kevin Tighe had the privilege of meeting jazz musicians.
20Her birthplace, Santa Rosa, California, is 54 miles north of both larger cities, Fairfield and San Francisco, California.
21Acquaintance of Esther Williams.
22On the Emergency! (1972) set, in the bloopers, she was known for her cussing.
23Nurse Dixie McCall, her character on Emergency! (1972), was ranked #21 in the Ranker's list of the "Greatest Nurses in TV History." [2014].
24Nurse Dixie McCall, her character on Emergency! (1972), was ranked #6 in the RN to BSN's list of the "10 TV Nurses We'd Love to Work With." [2014].
25Two of her husbands Jack Webb and Bobby Troup were co-owners of the Chinese Restaurant, China Trader in Toluca Lake, California, in the late 1960s/early 1970s. She would occasionally stop by, and when she did, there were always numerous pleadings for her to sing, but she rarely did.
26Had testified in support of a proposed legislation which would give royalties to singers as well as composers. She played records to illustrate how a singer's interpretation of a song can help make it a success. (11 April 1967).
27Was not a dancer.
28In 1958, when 31-year-old London was interviewed by Edward R. Murrow, her cover girl looks were as much as talking point as her vocal talents.
29Stepgrandaughter of musician Jamie Lawrence.
30At least nine actors named her as their favorite actress: James McEachin, Anne Whitfield, Brooke Bundy, Dick Van Patten, Linda Kelsey, Dawn Lyn, Sharon Gless, Barbara Nichols and Randall Carver, all nine worked with her on Emergency! (1972).
31Was a week younger than Jack Garner (James Garner's brother). He guest-starred with her on an episode of Emergency! (1972).
32Knew Red West very well.
33Her ex-Emergency! (1972) co-star, Randolph Mantooth, once said in an interview, that he never had a crush on her, that she was like a surrogate mother to him.
34Before she married Jack Webb, she had to have her parents permission.
35The very first album Bobby Troup recorded with her was, "Julie Is Her Name", which was also her debut album.
36When London was a teenager, she would frequently go to jazz clubs with Jack Webb.
37Was the second Emergency! (1972) star ever to do Westerns, in either movies or television, the first was Robert Fuller.
38Randolph Mantooth has both of her greatest hits compilations.
39An avid reader and erudite, she also studied the medical dictionary, for her role on Emergency! (1972).
40Had a photographic memory.
41Began acting as a teenager.
42Her ex-Emergency! (1972) co-stars, Bobby Troup, Kevin Tighe, and Randolph Mantooth, all visited her in the hospital, when she suffered a stroke in 1995.
43She was most widely known to be a very private and shy lady.
44Her former neighbor on one side was William Holden, on the other side was Elizabeth Taylor.
45Like fellow actor Mickey Rooney, London was also born to Vaudeville performers.
46Her ex-husband, former boss and best friend, Jack Webb, died on December 23, 1982.
47Always enjoyed listening to Barbra Streisand's and Roberta Flack's music, who happened to be her favorite singers.
48Through Steve Allen, she met Gene Rayburn on the set of The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). Years later, she was reunited with Rayburn on Match Game 73 (1973).
49Her stepdaughter Cynnie Troup worked for Susan McCray, as a script supervisor.
50Acting mentor and friends with Randolph Mantooth.
51Her father, Jack Peck, died in 1977, at age 76.
52Her stepdaughter Ronne Troup went to college with Kathy Garver.
53Lifelong friend of Beverly Garland, Bobby Troup, Robert Fuller, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Perry Como, Steve Allen and his wife Jayne Meadows and Rory Calhoun.
54Suffered from stage fright when performing in front of large groups.
55Was only seven years older than Robert Fuller, who played her medical partner on Emergency! (1972).
56Had a three week singing commitment in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Bobby Troup, prior to accepting the female lead role on Emergency! (1972).
57Resided in Palm Springs, California, from 1954 to 1959.
58Lived not too far from Jonathan Harris, Peter Marshall, Johnny Carson, ex-husband Jack Webb, Steve Allen and his wife, Jayne Meadows and Michael Jackson's ranch.
59Was best friends with Beverly Garland, who was a month younger than her. They were raised near the same city. London's stepdaughter Ronne Troup co-starred with Garland on My Three Sons (1960), in the early 1970s.
60Had appeared with Bobby Troup in episodes of three different series: Rawhide (1959), The Big Valley (1965) and Emergency! (1972).
61Began her television series Emergency! (1972) when she was age 45.
62Was longtime friends with James Darren. He co-starred opposite her second husband Bobby Troup in the movie The Gene Krupa Story (1959).
63Her favorite song was "Go Slow".
64Resided in Encino, California, from 1959 until her death in 2000.
65Her mother, Josephine Peck, died in 1976, at age 71.
66Was one of the four actors to appear in every episode of Emergency! (1972).
67Was voted "The Most Exciting New Vocalist of 1956" in Theme Magazine's Annual International Jazz Popularity Poll. Steve Allen presented her with the award from the publishers of the magazine when she appeared on his show on January 20, 1957.
68Along with Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, and Lauren Bacall she was one of four key inspirations that helped compose the character Jessica Rabbit.
69Along with her ex-Emergency! (1972) co-star, Bobby Troup, London was also a member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
70Her favorite movie was The Great Man (1956).
71Had appeared on the front cover of TV Guide twice.
72Her parents, Jack and Josephine Peck, formed a song and dance team in vaudeville and radio. They had a radio show on which Julie sometimes would appear.
73Her 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.
74Known for having very little self-confidence. She always credited her success to good material in song or film/television script.
75Put her movie career temporarily on hold in 1951 to spend more time with her family.
76Singing and acting ran in her family. Of the four people in her family, she was the only one who didn't write songs.
77Before her second husband Bobby Troup had a successful career as both a solo artist and an actor, he used to be a member of the Tommy Dorsey Band which was fronted by London's friend Frank Sinatra.
78Before her retirement, she was a spokesperson for Rose Milk Skin Care Cream.
79Two of her husbands spent time in the military during World War II. Jack Webb had spent his time in the Army Air Forces, while Bobby Troup had spent his time in the Marines.
80Her friend and devoted fan Larry Manetti guest-starred on one of the final episodes of Emergency! (1972).
81Met Robert Fuller on an episode of Laramie (1959), where the two began a lifelong friendship, from 1960, until London's own death in 2000. Some eleven years later, he would later co-star on Emergency! (1972), as her medical partner.
82Before her future Emergency! (1972) co-stars, Bobby Troup, Ron Pinkard, Tim Donnelly and Randolph Mantooth would all land their own roles opposite London on the series, the four worked for her ex-husband Jack Webb.
83Attended the funeral of her ex-husband and former boss, Jack Webb, when the actor passed away in 1982.
84She was an avid game show buff.
85Mother of Stacy Webb, Lisa Webb (both children by Jack Webb), Kelly Troup, Reese Troup and Jody Troup (by Bobby Troup).
86Gave birth to her first child, a daughter Stacy Webb, with her first husband Jack Webb in 1950.
87Had appeared twice with Barbara Nichols: The George Raft Story (1961) and Emergency! (1972).
88Began her career as a contract player for both Universal in 1945 and Warner Bros. in 1949.
89Her daughter Kelly Troup and stepdaughter Ronne Troup both guest-starred on Emergency! (1972) with her.
90After meeting Bobby Troup, he persuaded her to take a job in a nightclub where she established the new musical career. This enabled her to resume her interrupted career in the movies.
91Singer Donny Osmond used to visit her house and was a hero to her children.
92On Emergency! (1972) she played a nurse. In real-life, her daughter, Lisa Webb, was also a nurse.
93Had appeared in On Stage Everybody (1945) with ex-classmate Peggy Ryan.
94Was the only Emergency! (1972) actress not to attend the cast reunion in Burbank, California due to her failing health in 1998. She died two years later.
95Survived by five children, two grandchildren, two step-daughters and two step-grandchildren.
96Most of her children had followed in her mother's musical footsteps.
97Was the first choice for the female lead role of Dixie McCall on Emergency! (1972), primarily because of her longtime association with her ex-husband, Jack Webb.
98Fell in love with drama while attending high school.
99Enjoyed writing occasional poetry.
100Was a politically conservative libertarian.
101She was a huge fan of small, nightclub jazz music bands unlike the big jazz bands of fellow singers Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Mel Tormé.
102Her ultimate revenge song, "Cry Me a River", was about the revenge of her ex-husband Jack Webb. Ultimately, Webb later used that song for Pete Kelly's Blues (1955).
103Her agent legally changed Gayle Peck's name to Julie London, when she was only 17.
104Would often sing at parties for familiar stars.
105At one time, her mother used to work at a pharmacy.
106Her parents, Jack and Josephine Peck, ran a photography business in Santa Rosa, California until it went bankrupt in 1941 and the family moved to Los Angeles.
107Was forced to give up band singing when her true age was discovered.
108Her idol when she was very young was Billie Holiday.
109Shared the same birthday as Kent McCord, who guest-starred with her on both of Jack Webb's series: Adam-12 (1968) and Emergency! (1972).
110Was very good friends with: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Angie Dickinson, Robert Horton, Bobby Troup, Telly Savalas, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Jack Webb, Robert A. Cinader, Harold Jack Bloom, Dennis Donnelly, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Cesar Romero, Doris Day, Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Ann Doran, Rory Calhoun, Jonathan Winters, Eve Arden, Jane Wyman, Joey Bishop, José Ferrer, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Garry Moore, Gene Rayburn, Richard Dawson, Peter Marshall, Jo Anne Worley, Steve Allen, Mickey Mantle, Rose Marie, Tony Bennett, Phyllis Diller, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Page, Ray Anthony, Paul Lynde, Bob Newhart, Mickey Rooney, Ruta Lee, John Carradine, Sebastian Cabot, Shecky Greene, Perry Como, Gary Cooper, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Charles McGraw, Jayne Mansfield, Lauren Bacall, Virginia Mayo, Beverly Garland and Dinah Shore.
111Cremated and shares a niche in a columbarium with husband and Emergency! (1972) co-star, Bobby Troup, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.
112Prior to her marriage to Bobby Troup, he helped her sign to Liberty Records. Coincidentally, Troup would also sign up with the record label himself after her.
113Began her contract singing career with Liberty Records in 1955.
114At the time London was 18, she began singing with the Matty Malnech Orchestra.
115Julie's version of the song "Yummy Yummy Yummy" was featured on the HBO television series Six Feet Under (2001).
116Starred in her first movie when she was 18.
117Began singing at age 3, and was later raised in San Bernadino, California, where her parents sang on local radio.
118Julie London passed away on October 18, 2000. This day was also the death of actress Gwen Verdon who was a year older than London. Both were singers born to vaudeville mothers.
119She was a lifelong heavy smoker since age 16. She suffered a stroke in 1995 and remained in ill health for five years.
120Julie London died on October 18, 2000. She also passed away on what would have been Bobby Troup's 82nd birthday.
121Before she was a successful singer and actress, she was also a model.
122When London was getting a divorce from Jack Webb, she agreed, then went to court. Judge Whyte granted the divorce, and approved the property settlement agreement, under which Webb had paid his wife $150,000 in cash, gave her $150,000 in securities of his production company, $21,000 a year for herself and for the couple's two children, Stacy and Lisa. Webb also agreed to take out a $150,000 insurance policy to guarantee alimony payments in case of his death. In addition, she got a new Cadillac, jewelry and furnishings. [November 26, 1953].
123Remained good friends with Randolph Mantooth during and after Emergency! (1972). He was also good friends to all of her children.
124Enjoyed cooking, spending time with family, singing, partying, traveling, knitting, dining, listening to music, reading, working on crossword puzzles, swimming, interior decorating, playing games, sports, golfing and gambling.
125When Emergency! (1972) was canceled at the end of the seventh season, she retired from both acting and singing at age 52.
126After the deaths of Bobby Troup and London herself, their Encino home has been sold for close to its last asking price of $1.9 million. The Colonial-style home was designed for London in 1959 by the late architect Paul Williams, who incorporated four 19th century marble fireplaces into the design. London had purchased the fireplaces in France.
127Before she was a successful singer and actress, she worked as a department store elevator operator where she got paid $19 a week.
128Future game show host Alex Trebek, actors Randolph Mantooth, David Cassidy, Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Damian, comedians Howie Mandel, Graham Elwood news journalist Joan Lunden and future singer of Wilson Phillips Chynna Phillips, all said London was their childhood music/television heroine.
129Daughter Kelly Troup died on March 11, 2002, just 1 1/2 years after Julie's death. A decade after Julie's passing, one of her twin sons, Jody Troup, died on June 10, 2010.
130She and Bobby Troup had both been good friends with Robert Fuller, for many years, before he co-starred with them on Emergency! (1972).
131Her popular song, "Cry Me a River", was written by her former classmate/boyfriend, Arthur Hamilton and produced by Bobby Troup. The same song was later covered by Joe Cocker and Aerosmith.
132She took the female lead as head nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency! (1972) when the lounges she performed in were closed during the Nixon administration.
133Her favorite singers were Barbra Streisand and Roberta Flack.
134Billboard Magazine named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956 and 1957.
135At age 17, she tried out for a band, but went back to working as an elevator operator. One of her passengers was talent agent, Sue Carol, who was the wife of Alan Ladd.
136Met her first husband, Jack Webb, at a jazz club, when she was only 16 years old. She was 6 years Webb's junior.
137Met singer/songwriter and actor Bobby Troup, just weeks after her divorce from Jack Webb, where the two began a lifelong friendship and a real-life relationship, from 1954, until Troup's own death in 1999. London remained cordial with Webb until his death in 1982. She was 8 years Troup's junior.
138Best remembered by the public (as an actress) for her starring role as head nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency! (1972).
139Was a celebrity spokesperson for Marlboro Cigarettes from the late 1950s to the early 1960s.
140Attended the same high school as Peggy Ryan and Tommy Rall.
141Graduated from Hollywood Professional School in Hollywood, California in 1945.
142Stepmother of Ronne Troup and Cynnie Troup.
143She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
144Is portrayed by Julie Simone in Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
145Her four most-sought-after and successful albums are "About the Blues (1957), "Feeling Good" (1965), "Easy Does It" (1968) and "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" (1969).
146Known 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".
147Recorded 32 albums during her career.
148Her second husband Bobby Troup co-starred in Emergency! (1972) with her.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Emergency!1972-1978TV SeriesDixie McCall, R.N.
Adam-121972TV SeriesDixie McCall R.N.
The Big Valley1968TV SeriesJulia Saxon
The Helicopter Spies1968Laurie Sebastian
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1967TV SeriesLaura Sebastian
I Spy1965TV SeriesPhyllis
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1965TV SeriesBarbara
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesLinda Baxter
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesJoan Ashmond
Follow the Sun1961TV SeriesJill Rainey
The George Raft Story1961Sheila Patton
Checkmate1961TV SeriesLibby Nolan
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1961TV SeriesJulie
Hong Kong1961TV SeriesPenny Carroll
Dan Raven1960TV SeriesJune Carey
Michael Shayne1960TV SeriesAnita
Rawhide1960TV SeriesAnne Danvers
Laramie1960TV SeriesJune Brown
The 3rd Voice1960Corey Scott
The Red Skelton Hour1960TV SeriesUp and Coming Vocalist
Adventures in Paradise1959TV SeriesDalisay Lynch
The Wonderful Country1959Helen Colton
The David Niven Show1959TV SeriesMaggie Malone
Night of the Quarter Moon1959Ginny O'Sullivan Nelson
Man of the West1958Billie Ellis
Voice in the Mirror1958Ellen Burton
A Question of Adultery1958Mary Loring
Saddle the Wind1958Joan Blake
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesAngela
Zane Grey Theater1957TV SeriesJulie
Drango1957Shelby Ransom
The Great Man1956Carol Larson
Crime Against Joe1956Frances 'Slacks' Bennett
The Fighting Chance1955Janet Wales
Armstrong Circle Theatre1954TV Series
The Fat Man1951Pat Boyd
Return of the Frontiersman1950Janie Martin
Task Force1949Barbara McKinney
Tap Roots1948Aven Dabney
The Red House1947Tibby
Night in Paradise1946Palace Maiden (uncredited)
On Stage Everybody1945Vivian Carlton
Diamond Horseshoe1945Chorine (uncredited)
Janie1944Girlfriend (uncredited)
Nabonga1944Doreen Stockwell

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La ritournelle2014performer: "The Good Life" La belle vie
Under the Mistletoe2012Video short "I'd Like You for Christmas", uncredited
Mulatschag2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pan Am2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cinema Verite2011TV Movie performer: "Chances Are"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
P22007performer: "I'd Like You For Christmas"
Mad Men2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crazy Love2007/IDocumentary performer: "Can't Get Used To Losing You"
The Sopranos2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
V for Vendetta2005performer: "Cry Me a River"
The Notorious Bettie Page2005performer: "Gone with the Wind"
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room2005Documentary performer: "Love for Sale"
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Immortel (ad vitam)2004performer: "June in January"
Six Feet Under2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bridget Jones's Diary2001performer: "Fly Me to the moon"
Panic2000performer: "Sway Remix"
Passion of Mind2000performer: "Cry Me a River 1953"
The Big Tease1999performer: "Sway Remix"
Teaching Mrs. Tingle1999performer: "I'm in the Mood for Love"
Don't Go Breaking My Heart1999performer: "Love Must Be Catchin'"
Dark Harbor1998performer: "Go Slow"
Imaginary Crimes1994performer: "June In January", "In The Middle Of A Kiss"
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City1993TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma1990performer: "Laura"
Broken Noses1987Documentary "It's Good to Want You Bad", "Learning the Blues"
Sharky's Machine1981performer: "My Funny Valentine"
The Big Valley1968TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dean Martin Show1966TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jack Benny Program1962TV Series performer - 1 episode
Follow the Sun1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
The George Raft Story1961"Lonely Gal Lonely"
Sanctuary1961performer: "Sanctuary"
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Voice in the Mirror1958performer: "VOICE IN THE MIRROR" / writer: "VOICE IN THE MIRROR"
A Question of Adultery1958performer: "My Strange Affair"
Saddle the Wind1958performer: "Saddle the Wind"
Boy on a Dolphin1957performer: "Boy on a Dolphin"
The Girl Can't Help It1956performer: "Cry Me a River" - uncredited
The Great Man1956performer: "THE MEANING OF THE BLUES"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legends2009TV Series documentaryHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1968-1972TV SeriesHerself
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1972TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself - Guest
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Jonathan Winters Show1968TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Showtime1968TV SeriesHerself - singer
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHerself
The Julie London Special1968TV SpecialHerself - Host / Performer
The Dean Martin Show1966TV SeriesHerself
An Evening with...1965TV SeriesHerself
I'll Bet1965TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1956-1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Singer / Herself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Benny Program1962TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
The Garry Moore Show1959-1961TV SeriesHerself
What's My Line?1957-1961TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
The Annual National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHerself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1959-1960TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957-1960TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself - Recipient
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams1959TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1959TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Juke Box Jury1956-1959TV SeriesHerself
Frances Langford Presents1959TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Crosby Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Big Record1957TV SeriesHerself
Person to Person1957TV Series documentaryHerself
Shower of Stars1957TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHerself
The Girl Can't Help It1956Herself
The Rosemary Clooney Show1956TV SeriesHerself
Tonight!1955TV SeriesHerself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Songbook Standards - As Time Goes By2015TV Movie
Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Love Letters in the Sands of Time2010TV MovieHerself
Cineastas contra magnates2005DocumentaryBillie Ellis (in 'Man of the West')
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHerself
Frontier Justice1959TV SeriesJulie

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - DramaEmergency! (1972)


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#Quote
1[If homes belongs to couples or roommates]: I think homes should reflect the individuals and their individual taste rather than someone else's.
2Sometimes you kind of lose yourself in someone else's personality.
3[on the opportunity to pursue an acting career by starring in Emergency! (1972)]: I was singing in Las Vegas last November when we suddenly got the notice to appear in the first 11 episodes.
4[Who talked about being a part of Emergency! (1972)]: I feel pride when strangers tell me the show has helped save someone else's life because they've been made aware of paramedics' services, but I'm not fulfilled creatively. I guess I've never been content with what I've accomplished. I think I have excellent taste in what I do, but I keep hoping there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's always something just around the corner for people to run into. But I haven't the foggiest what or where my corner is.
5[When she made that transition from singer to actress]: That was a roughie. Basically, you see, I'm a night person... all those years working in clubs and in Vegas where you don't get to bed until 5 or 6 a.m. So there I was working in Vegas and not getting to I bed until early in the morning. Then, in the space of a couple of days, I had to turn myself completely around and get up at 5 a.m. to go to work at the studio. What made it even worse was that we were doing both the World Premiere Movie of Emergency and the first episode of the series, at the same time. I thought I'd lose my mind trying to get turned around.
6[In 1981]: Mainly it's been a royal treat for the two of us, being able to spend a lot of time with the kids, which is really important to us both, and which we're still doing.
7[on the series Emergency! (1972), which seemed meaningless than in retrospect]: A show of that kind takes away your creativity, your motivation. The dialog was mainly surgical and medical; there was no chance to really play a scene with anyone. That moment when you do a scene and you know you've played the hell out of it -- well, this can urge you on to do more and better; but when you do the same thing all the time, you lose that drive.
8[Of Robert Fuller]: I'm already best buds with Bobby Fuller. The fact reviewers said I looked a decade older than him is all right with me, I am older. And signing a Western star (to play) a doctor was one of Jack's best moves. Bob has the humanity an ER doctor must carry at all times.
9[on winning the co-lead role in Emergency! (1972)]: Jack Webb phoned and asked me to consider it. I asked to see a script and he said he didn't have one ready but he needed my signature to pitch it to NBC. The deadlines were looming. It was designed as a mid-seasoner, which is still rare on TV. He'd already used Bobby Troup in some episodes of Adam-12 (1968). And he simply told me, "I think you're a damned fine actress and you can project that grace under fire ER nurses must demonstrate." So I believed him and to our surprise NBC picked up the show before the entire pilot was finished.
10[on her divorce from Jack Webb]: I was unsettled, I think anybody would be if the way they had been living for seven years was suddenly upset.
11[In 1944, on her role in Nabonga (1944) that lurched into camera view and the monkey screamed, jumped for the nearest tree, and fled, chattering and gibbering that it was some time before the monkey was calmed and shooting resumed]: I can't believe it's not all a dream. It's just like a dream though.
12[In 1945]: I'll be with you as soon as I paint on my beach shoes.
13You have to set standards for yourself. I have a strong feeling about not letting myself go. If you keep busy, you can take your mind off food. If you don't plan activity, eating will be the only thing you think about.
14[When she was offered the female lead role of Dixie McCall]: It was news to me. First I knew about it, Jack called before Thanksgiving and said this part was right for me and he needed an answer before I saw the script and that Bobby would be in it and he had to start shooting in four weeks. I had a three-week commitment to sing in Las Vegas at the Tropicana. Bobby was in Las Vegas writing the lyrics to Billy May's music for the new edition of the Follies Bergère, which opened January 1 in the Tropicana. We did it. But I don't know how.
15[In 1974]: One is trying for accurate pronunciation of medical terms... especially when there is a difference of opinion. Then there's the problem of those darned rubber gloves. I always try to have the gloves on before they start shooting a scene, because I've had too many times when the cameras were rolling and I couldn't "pop" them on, which meant the scene had to be done over again.
16[on her popularity while playing the forty-five something nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency! (1972)]: Of course, I knew nothing about nursing and Bobby has seldom been near a doctor. The only experience I've had with emergencies have been with the kids. One is always getting cut on glass or falling out of a tree, so I'm an old hand at taking them to the accident ward of the Valley Hospital. I guess if I had to, though, I could take your blood pressure.
17I may have to revise my ideal weight if this pace keeps up. I don't think anyone could gain weight filming and action television series like Emergency! (1972).
18[on the singers she enjoyed listening to]: I think Roberta Flack is sensational. The only music I don't really like is country and western. Except when Ray Charles does it. I think Barbra Streisand's great. I love her when she sings softly. Talk, about control; I never had the kind of discipline for voice training. But I think it's great to be identified with one song, like I was with "Cry Me a River": Fifteen years later, Streisand did it and sang the hell out of it.
19[If she missed being on the road, prior to being a professional actress]: Hell, no. You know how l handled it all those years? I threw up a lot. I'd finish working at 1 a.m. and then I couldn't sleep. And I'm always a wreck at openings. Then I settle down. I do know how to handle audiences. When they get noisy, I sing soft. But you know what I miss? The clothes. I had gorgeous gowns when I was on the road. The other day I had to go buy a dress because I didn't even own one. I'm always in jeans or those damn nurses' uniforms.
20I think our emotions contribute most to staying young. You can't fight life or yourself and feel or look well.
21[In 1997]: I'm a girl who needs amplification.
22[In 1977]: There's always something just around the corner for people to run into. But I haven't the foggiest what or where my corner is.
23[In 1968]: I am lazy. I like to procrastinate. But I force myself to swim, ride a bike or go to a gym. You have to be active to keep in shape.
24[on having both daughters following in their mother's footsteps - as actresses]: It really doesn't matter how I feel. They'll do what they damn well please anyhow. My 10-year-old daughter Kelly was on an Emergency!. She'd read my script and found a part for someone her age. She asked me to call and see if she could play it. I said, "No way. You want it badly enough, you call." She did, and got the part. She was on the road with me when she was two weeks old. I thought: "I'll be damned if I'll let her stay home; later, she'll wonder who the hell I am." I love it when we're on hiatus. From February to June, I just cook and do crazy things like that. I even try to help the kids with that new math. But forget it. Bobby's a Phi Beta Kappa, but he can't do their homework. They use phrases in the textbooks that I never heard of.
25[on her stage fright]: Before I sing at a club, I feel so awful, I think, "I'm going to get out of this business. Nothing is worth it." I'm terrified of the camera. I don't like to watch the dailies. When an old movie of mine appears on TV, I crawl under a chair and hide.
26[Of Jack Webb]: I'm friendly with Jack. It's just a business relationship. It's not embarrassing at all. The divorce happened 19 years ago. That part of my life is all behind. Bobby is very friendly with Jack. I'd never worked with Jack before, but Bobby has done several Dragnets and Adam-12s.
27[When asked if she wanted to star in the pilot of Emergency! (1972), alongside her then husband, Bobby Troup]: Hell yes!
28[When she became an actress]: I wasn't going to, but the store was filled with actors, working there between jobs. They said, "Go on, See her.".
29[In 1972]: I'm not crazy about sexual activities so explicitly shown. Sex is a terribly personal thing. It shouldn't be exploited.
30[In 1966]: I really learned to cook by watching my mother. I'm a Southern cook of sorts, as my mother once lived in Arkansas. I always helped her in the kitchen. She was a marvelous cook. The only trouble I have is trying to repeat her dishes. She never used a recipe.
31[When asked if she had any weight problems]: No, I never do, but I guess it's a lack of sleep. I should eat more protein, but I like to eat what I like.
32[In 1973]: I got a letter from some dame who criticized my demeanor on the show. She said it wasn't proper for me to wear a padded bra. I've never worn a padded bra in my life. I visited some hospitals when we started Emergency! Some of the gals are wearing shag haircuts and earrings. Things have changed.
33I was really stupid about it. I thought, "Oh, that's nice." My first song, "River", was No. 1 for four months, but I didn't know the business then; I didn't know what it meant.
34If I had to cook three times a day, I wouldn't be entranced with it, but I do love to cook breakfast. I make a 10-minute or a 45-minute breakfast, depending upon my mood and appetite. I'm a great bacon fan, our favorite eggs are basted with bacon fat, and I mean the drippings from the bacon I've just fried. I hate the taste of burned butter. Frequently I make bacon gravy by browning flour in the drippings. Then I add milk and coarsely ground pepper and cook it until its rich and thick. I make ham gravy the same way, it's my husband's favorite, and my kids adore it.
35[When she felt about the careers of both hers and Jack Webb's]: I don't cheer anyone's bad luck, least of all, the man who is father of my two girls. Yet, I would be lying if I said there was no self-satisfaction. I am only human. There's bound to be some elation. I guess any divorced woman would understand how I feel.
36[When she cooked for her family]: I'm an impulsive cook. I get a yen for something, and I rush down to the kitchen and make up a batch, and my appetite is as erratic as my cooking, some days I couldn't care less about food, then on other days I'll eat spaghetti or chili with onions for breakfast. But my husband can't stand to be in the same room with me when I eat like this.
37[In 1961]: Just as long as they buy the records, I don't care why they buy 'em, we spent more time on the covers than the music.
38[In 1963]: We're opposite types. Marilyn [Monroe] was the sex symbol... I'm strictly the housewife-mother type.
39[on her singing voice]: It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to the microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate.
40Women should be women, who wants them to be asexual? Not your old buddy.
41I'm the world's worst. I dislike women in large groups, and as individuals.

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1Her short stature
2Languid demeanor
3Voluptuous figure
4Sandy blonde hair
5Husky resonant voice.
6Mezzo-soprano vocals.
7Her youthful appearance.
8Sang songs that reflected upon love, sex, heartache and pain
9Frequently played characters with a sexy, seductive personality

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