Monday, April 6, 2015

Julie Wilson actress & singer dead at 90

October 21, 1924 – April 5, 2015
Julie Wilson actress and singer died April 5th at age 90. Wilson was born on October 21, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska. She made her Broadway stage debut in the 1946 revue Three to Make Ready. In 1951, she moved to London to star in the West End production of Kiss Me, Kate and remained there for four years, appearing in shows such as South Pacific and Bells Are Ringing while studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She returned to New York to replace Joan Diener in Kismet. Additional Broadway credits include The Pajama Game (1954), Jimmy (1969), Park (1970), and Legs Diamond (1988), for which she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She also toured in Show Boat, Panama Hattie, Silk Stockings, Follies, Company, and A Little Night Music. Wilson's television credits include regular roles on the American daytime soap opera The Secret Storm. She also appeared in a Hallmark Hall of Fame telecast of Kiss Me, Kate and numerous episodes of The Ed Sullivan Show. She is also known for her work in movies This Could Be The Night (1957), and Some Like It Cool (1962). Wilson was vocalist with Johnny Long and later Ray Anthony & His Orchestra. She also had a successful career as a nightclub and cabaret singer.

 Julie Wilson - You Don't Know What Love Is

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