Helen Forrest

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by Helen Forrest

Biography

Helen Fogel, 12 April 1917 or 1918, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, d. 11 July 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA. Forrest began singing as child and by her mid-teenage was appearing regularly on radio in New York City. Many of her appearances were on CBS, with whom she held a salaried job, and this led to her being heard by Artie Shaw who hired her in 1937. The other band singer with Shaw was Billie Holiday whose colour prevented her from appearing at some venues and on some radio shows.... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
swing
vocal jazz
50s
oldies
jazz vocal
pop
big band
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