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Ellen Jane Froman, 10 November 1911, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 22 April 1980, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Raised in Columbia, Missouri, where her mother was head of music at the Christian College, Froman showed early musical promise. Educated at the College and later at the University of Missouri and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, she began singing professionally while still in her teens. She was heard by Paul Whiteman, who placed her under contract. Froman made her Broadway debut in the Ziegfeld Follies Of 1934, and introduced E.Y. Yip Harburg and Vernon Dukes Suddenly and What Is There To Say? with Everett Marshall. In the same year she had her first hit record with I Only Have Eyes For You. Later in the decade and into the early 40s she made a name as a leading nightclub performer and was also a popular draw on the radio.
In 1943 she was on her way to Europe to sing for US...