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Julie London

American actress and singer

Julie London

American actress and singer
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birthday
26th
September, 1926
Death
18th
October, 2000
Birth Place
Santa Rosa, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Julie London (n e Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress whose career spanned more than 40 years. A torch singer noted for her sultry, languid contralto vocals, London recorded over thirty albums of pop and jazz standards between 1955 and 1969. Her recording of “Cry Me a River”, a track she introduced on her debut album, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. In addition to her musical notice, London was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1974 for her portrayal of nurse Dixie McCall in the television series Emergency!.
Born in Santa Rosa, California to vaudevillian parents, London was discovered while working as an elevator operator in downtown Los Angeles, and began her career as an actress. London’s 35-year acting career began in film in 1944, and included roles as the female lead in numerous westerns, co-starring with Rock Hudson in The Fat Man (1951), with Robert Taylor and John Cassavetes in Saddle the Wind (1958), with Gary Cooper in Man of the West (1958) and opposite Robert Mitchum in The Wonderful Country (1959).
In the mid-1950s, she signed a recording contract with the newly established Liberty Records, marking the beginning of her professional musical career. She released her final studio album in 1969, but achieved continuing success playing the female starring role of nurse Dixie McCall, in the television series Emergency! (1972-1979), in which she appeared opposite her real-life husband, Bobby Troup. The show was produced by her ex-husband, Jack Webb.
A shy and introverted woman, London rarely granted interviews, and spent the remainder of her life out of the public sphere. In 1995, she suffered a stroke, which left her with permanent health problems. In 1999, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, but forewent treatment due to her already compromised physical state. She died of cardiac arrest the following year in Los Angeles, aged 74.

Children

5

Genres

Jazz pop

Occupation

Singer actress pin-up model

Resting Place

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Spouses

Jack Webb (m. 1947; div. 1954) Bobby Troup (m. 1959; died 1999)

Years Active

1944 1981

Name

Julie London

Nationality

United States of America

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