Jane Pickens Langley

Jane Pickens Langley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jane Pickens Hoving (1908- 21 February 1992, aged 83) was a popular singer on Broadway, radio and television for 20 years and later an organizer in numerous philanthropic and society events. Mrs. Hoving was the musical leader of the Pickens Sisters, a trio born on a Georgia plantation that reached national stardom in the 1930s with its own radio show, concert tours and records. The Pickens sisters were born in Macon, Georgia, and grew up there and in Atlanta. Their parents taught them to harmonize. Their father, a cotton broker, played the piano and their mother sang. At first the sisters sang for friends, then at churches and schools. The family moved to Park Avenue in Manhattan in 1932, and a test recording for Victor made such an impression with radio executives that they hired the sisters unseen. Promoted as "Three Little Maids From Dixie," they appeared in Thumbs Up on Broadway and in a movie, Sitting Pretty.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135749773
  • 9786135749779