Jo Stafford

Real Name:Jo Elizabeth Stafford

American singer of traditional pop music and jazz standards whose career ran from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.
Born November 12, 1917 in Coalinga, California.
Died July 16, 2008 in Century City, California.
Married to pianist and arranger Paul Weston (2).
Sister of Pauline Stafford and Christine Stafford, whom she sang with in The Stafford Sisters.
Member of The Pied Pipers in 1938 and 1939.
Member of Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra where she sang with Frank Sinatra, Joe Bushkin, Ziggy Elman, Buddy Rich and others.
She established the Jo Stafford Prize in American Folklore and wrote a volume called "Easy Lessons In Singing."

Stafford was greatly admired for the purity of her voice and was considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era.
Weston and Stafford developed a comedy routine where they assumed the guise of a bad lounge act named Jonathan and Darlene Edwards.

Sites:Wikipedia , ,
Aliases:Cinderella G. Stump, Darlene Edwards, Karen Teddler, Mrs. James F. X. Paisley
In Groups:Jo Stafford And Her V-Disc Boys, Jonathan And Darlene Edwards, The Pied Pipers, The Stafford Sisters
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