Elizabeth June Thornburg, 26 February 1921, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, d. 11 March 2007, Palm Springs, California, USA. A dynamic and vivacious singer and actress, while still a small child Hutton began singing in the streets to help support her impoverished family. By her early teens she was already beginning to make a name for herself when she was hired by Vincent Lopez, then leader of a popular radio band. In 1940, by then known as The Blonde Bombshell in recognition of her fizzing vitality, Hutton appeared on Broadway in Panama Hattie, and the following year was snapped up by Hollywood. During the 40s she appeared in a string of popular musicals including Star Spangled Rhythm, Happy Go Lucky, Lets Face It!, And The Angels Sing, Here Comes The Waves, Incendiary Blonde, Duffys Tavern, The Stork Club, Cross My Heart, The Perils Of Pauline, Dream Girl and Red Hot And Blue. However, it was her sensational performance in the title role of...
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