Headlines

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 23, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 23, 2009.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2006 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2006 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2005 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 23, the 144th day of 2004 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2003 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the clarinet-playing bandleader Artie Shaw in 1910 (age 93); singers Helen O'Connell in 1920 and Rosemary Clooney in 1928; Robert Moog (rhymes with "vogue"), inventor of the Moog Synthesizer, in 1934 (age 69); Tiki Fulwood, drumm
By United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Peggy Lee's death further depletes the ranks of women singers of the jazz and swing eras, vocalists whose voices rang with romance and rhythm. They were the swe
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International
Wiki

Helen O'Connell (May 23, 1920 – September 9, 1993) was an American singer, actress, and dancer.

Born in Lima, Ohio, O'Connell joined the Jimmy Dorsey band in 1939 and achieved her best selling records in the early 1940s with "Green Eyes", "Amapola," "Tangerine" and "Yours". In each of these Latin-influenced numbers, Bob Eberly crooned the song which Helen then reprised in an up-tempo arrangement. O'Connell was selected by Down Beat readers as best female singer in 1940 and 1941 and won the 1940 Metronome magazine poll for best female vocalist.

O'Connell retired from show business upon her first marriage in 1943. When her marriage ended in 1951, she resumed her career, achieving some chart success and making regular appearances on television. She was one of the first "girls" on NBC's The Today Show, and at one point had her own NBC program, Here's Hollywood, conducting interviews with celebrities, often in their own homes. O'Connell co-hosted the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants with Bob Barker from 1972 to 1980 and was nominated for an Emmy award in 1976 for her coverage of the Miss Universe pageant. O'Connell sang duets with Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, and Dean Martin. O'Connell's 1942 recording of Brazil with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra was a 2009 addition to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Helen O'Connell."
x
Feedback