Celebrity Photographs

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BETTY CLOONEY (1931 - 1976) began singing professionally with her sister, Rosemary Clooney, on the radio at the age of 13. The Clooney Sisters then went on the road for a few years as featured vocalists with band-leader Tony Pastor and his orchestra. When Rosemary was offered a solo record deal with Columbia, Betty conceded to break up the act. Still just a teenager, Betty went back to her hometown in Cincinnati where she became a television pioneer on the city's first station, WLWT. Not only was she a featured singer on the stations main program (called The 50-50 Club and broadcast on TV as well as radio), she also hosted her own shows called Teen Canteen and Boy Meets Girl. She was the first Pop artist signed to local legendary R&B label, King Records, releasing several singles. After a move to New York and the start of a nightclub career, she appeared on countless variety shows in the 1950's where she sang, danced and acted in skits. Although Betty recorded the hit song "Sisters" from the film White Christmas (1954) with Rosemary for Columbia's single release, in the movie Vera-Ellen's singing voice was dubbed by singer Trudy Stevens.

7" x 9" still, date-stamped 12-10-52 on the reverse. Very good condition with heavy paint, crop marks, corner creases, and surface wear.


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