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Another Doris Contemporary Dies

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Frances Langford, whose steamy rendition of "I'm in the Mood for Love" captivated soldiers when she was part of Bob Hope's USO tours during World War II, died Monday at 92.

I couldn't post in Celebrity news, because I can't start new topics there.
Anyway, she was a contemporary of Doris during WWII and also travelled with Bob Hope (as did Doris).

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Wasn't she the singer Bob Hope initially declined Doris for (in the mid/late Forties)? She co-starred in the Glen Millar Story (I think)?

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If I remember correctly, Bob Hope felt a certain allegiance to Frances Langford, who had been singing with him for awhile. She was troubled (I believe), so Hope, being a nice guy, didn't want to let her go.

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She did appear in the Glenn Miller Story

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Frances Langford was major! She was with Bob long before our Doris!

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Frances Langford was very involved with environmental issues and in the south Florida community where she lived. The Treasure Coast papers at www.tcpalm.com should still have articles available online. If the link doesn't work the local paper is the vero beach press journal.

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I couldn't post in Celebrity news, because I can't start new topics there.
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This is a question for the "guest." Did Frances Langford live in Vero Beach, Florida? Thanks for any info concerning my question.

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Associated Press: "Frances Langford, actress-singer poses in front of a poster of her from 1936 at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp Post restaurant Thursday, Jan. 11, 2002 in Jensen Beach, Fla. Langford, whose steamy rendition of 'I'm in the Mood for Love' captivated soldiers stationed overseas on Bob Hope's tours during World War II, died Monday."

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The two posts from 'guest' above are from two different people. I am the second one. I Didn't want to spend Bryan's bandwidth with a lengthy discussion.

I only wanted to suggest that those interested in additional information on Ms. Langford's career, life and philanthropic activities might find the articles in the Treasure Coast/Palm Beach area newspapers of interest. www.TCPALM.com is the online version of those newspapers. I believe they require you to register to view articles, but there is no charge and no spam.

As Ms. Langford was a longtime resident of the region, the coverage in the region's newspapers was quite a bit more extensive than (inter)-nationally.

Linda-I don't have a definite answer to your question.
Ms. Langford's long time home was in Rio (Florida), which I think is maybe 30 miles south of Vero Beach. I understand she was a Florida native.

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I Didn't want to spend Bryan's bandwidth with a lengthy discussion.
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Yes R.I.P. Frances Langford.

She was an excellent singer. I recentl heard her version of "I'm in the mood for love" I can see why her version is so popular.

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Thanks Nelson for the information.


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