Louanne Hogan  
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Born: July 25, 1918 (St.Paul, Minnesota)

Louanne was one of those vocalists that could be relied on when it came to movie actresses who weren't gifted with a singing voice. She dubbed in many movies from 1943 - 1948, several of which for Jeanne Craine, with State Fair (1945) and Margie (1946) being the best-known movie titles.

During her career she sang with many big bands as well, among which Johnny Green's, Terry Shand's, Tommy Dorsey's and Harry James.

She was with the Pied Pipers in 1951 only, but it was a productive time, recording a few songs backing Vic Damone, appearing on Frank Sinatra's TV show and shooting a couple of short music films for Studio Telescriptions.

In the mid-1950s she recorded an album with another vocal quartet, The Merry Macs. Several of their old hits (such as "Jingle jangle jingle" from 1942 and their own version of "Sentimental journey" from 1945) were re-recorded, but it also included a few new tunes. The record was pressed on clear red vinyl!

After one more dubbing session (humming for Sophia Loren in 1958 movie Desire Under The Elms) she retired from show business.

Louanne Hogan passed away on January 24, 2006 at the age of 87.

A more complete bio on/interview with Louanne, from 1999, can be read here



Selected discography

Bing Crosby & Louanne Hogan (1949)
Decca 27143: This could be forever

Vic Damone & The Pied Pipers (1951)
Mercury 5638: You gotta show me
Mercury 5670: In the cool, cool, cool of the evening

Louanne Hogan (1951, probably recorded in 1948)
MGM 11093: Autumn in New York/Look for the silver lining

The Merry Macs (1955/'56)
Era 45-1007: The Lord is a busy man/Boom I'm in clover(45rpm)
Era 45-1010: Good will/Why can't we begin(45rpm)
Era 45-1016: The Erie Canal/One happy family (45rpm)
Era 45-1021: Bluesville U.S.A/Whitewall tires(45rpm)
Era EL-20006: Something old, new, borrowed and blue (LP)

 

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