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Frances Langford

Frances Langford
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Frances Langford Biography

Langford originally trained as an opera singer. While a young girl she required surgery on her throat, and as a result, she was forced to change her vocal style to a more contemporary big band, popular music style. While singing for radio during the early 1930s, she was heard by Rudy Vallee, who invited her to become a regular on his radio show. From 1935 until 1938 she was a regular performer on Dick Powell's radio show.

With her film debut in Every Night at Eight (1935) she introduced what became her signature song: "I'm in the Mood for Love". She then began appearing frequently in films such as Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), Born to Dance (1936) and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) with James Cagney, in which she performed the popular song "Over There." In several of these films, such as Broadway Melody, she appeared as herself. Read Full Bio >>


Frances Langford Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1960 Walk of Fame Motion Picture Won





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