Mary Frances Reynolds, 1 April 1932, El Paso, Texas, USA. A popular actress and singer, particularly in movies. After moving to California in 1940 she became a majorette and played French horn with the Burbank Youth Orchestra. It was there she was spotted by talent scouts at a Miss Burbank competition in 1948. She quickly became a leading light in film musicals such as The Daughter Of Rosie OGrady (1950), Three Little Words (as Boop-Boop-A-Doop girl Helen Kane), Two Weeks With Love, Singin In The Rain (perhaps her most memorable role), Skirts Ahoy!, I Love Melvin, The Affairs Of Dobie Gillis, Athena, Give A Girl A Break, Hit The Deck, The Tender Trap (comedy with music), Bundle Of Joy, Meet Me In Las Vegas, Say One For Me, Pepe and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964, Oscar nomination). In 1951 she recorded her first million-selling single, Abba Daba Honeymoon (from the film Two Weeks With Love), on which she duetted with Carleton...
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