Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rosemary Lane

Rosemary Lane was one of The Lane Sisters who achieved success in the 1920s and 1930s as a singing act, which lead to a series of successful films.

After Rosemary arrived in New York, she was trying out at a music publishing office when Fred Waring, an orchestra leader, heard her singing, he thought she was very talented and offered her a contract. After which Rosemary adopted the name Lane. Fred Waring not only toured with his band, known as "The Pennsylvanians", but also had a weekly radio show where Rosemary sang the ballads. Rosemary remained with Fred Waring for almost five years. In 1937, Waring was to appear with his band in, Varsity Show, a musical starring Dick Powell. Rosemary was tested and awarded a role in the film as the romantic interest of Powell.

Warner's purchased Rosemary's contract from Fred Waring and signed her on to a seven-year contract. Rosemary's first film after Varsity Show was the musical Hollywood Hotel, in which she co-starred with her sister Lola and former co-star Dick Powell, before starring in Gold Diggers in Paris, opposite Rudy Vallee.

List of Rosemary Lane films:

Sing Me a Song of Texas (1945)
Trocadero (1944)
Harvest Melody (1943)
All by Myself (1943)
Chatterbox (1943)
Time Out for Rhythm (1941)
Four Mothers (1941)
Always a Bride (1940)
The Boys from Syracuse (1940)
Ladies Must Live (1940)
An Angel from Texas (1940)
Four Wives (1939)
The Return of Doctor X (1939)
Daughters Courageous (1939)
The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
Blackwell's Island (1939)
Four Daughters (1938)
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
Varsity Show (1937)

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