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A fixture of Paramount Studios’ wartime musicals, singer and celebrity Betty Jane Rhodes continues to be best known on her behalf 1948 pop smash “Switch and Bows.” Created Apr 24, 1921, in Rockford, IL, Rhodes was simply 16 when she co-starred within the Hollywood serial experience Jungle Jim. 2 yrs later on, she was granted her personal short-lived radio display on the Shared/Don Lee Network. Following a stint with bandleader David Rose’s radio series California Melodies, Rhodes co-starred in Meet up with Me at Parky’s, a car for comedian Harry Einstein’s well-known Parkyakarkus personality. With some musical comedy little bit parts under her belt, Rhodes gained feature billing in 1941’s Across the Rio Grande, a Tim Holt-headlined European that resulted in her co-starring submit the comedy Hill Moonlight. It’s however her musical credits that stay her biggest legacy, included in this Sweater Girl, Celebrity Spangled Rhythm, and you also Can’t Ration Like. But with 1944’s Halfway to Heaven, Rhodes’ film career ground for an abrupt halt, which same yr she authorized to Decca Information release a her debut solitary, “I Don’t Wish to Walk Without You.” The record fared badly as well as the label quickly terminated her agreement, but she resurfaced on RCA Victor immediately after with “THAT IS Constantly.” In 1946 Rhodes obtained her first Best Five hit using the George Weiss/Benny Benjamin structure “Gossips Are Soaring.” Follow-ups “Bless You” and “Probably YOU WILL BE There” didn’t generate exactly the same curiosity, however in 1947 she notched another smash, the very best 20 admittance “Tonight Be Sensitive if you ask me.” Rhodes once again proved struggling to capitalize on her behalf momentum, nevertheless, issuing “Why MUST I Cry Over You” and “Coming” to minimal see. In past due 1948, with Dinah Shore’s rendition from the Academy Award-winning “Switch and Bows” ascending to the very best from the Billboard pop graphs, Rhodes documented her personal rival version using the Harry Zimmerman Orchestra, peaking at the quantity 15 slot.

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Full Name Betty Jane Rhodes
Died December 27, 2011, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Willet H. Brown
Children Peter Brown, Patricia Brown, Kimberly, Michael J. Brown
Music Songs Rumors Are Flying, Buttons And Bows, I Don't Want to Walk Without You, I Said "No", I'd Be Lost Without You, You're Everywhere, Tonight Be Tender To Me, This Is Always, You'll Always Be The One I Love, I Still Get A Thrill, The Man Who Paints The Rainbow In The Sky, I've Got You Under My Skin, Bless You, Those Things Money Can't Buy, I Remember Mama, The Fleet's In: Opening Titles and Music, What Has She Got That I Haven't Got, Happy Birthday, Maybe You'll Be There, How Could I?, What A Fool I Have Been, The Fleet's In, Just Around The Corner, The Fleet's In - Openning Titles And Music & The Fleet's In, They Can't Convince Me, Star Spangled Rhythm - On The Swing Shift, Why Should I Cry Over You?, Somewhere In The Night, Long After Tonight, Put Yourself In My Place, Baby, What Is This Thing Called Love
Albums Starring Betty Rhodes
Movies You Can't Ration Love, Salute for Three, Sweater Girl, Along the Rio Grande, Mountain Moonlight, The Life of the Party, Jungle Jim, The Arizona Raiders, Mardi Gras, Priorities on Parade, Twenty Girls and a Band
TV Shows Jungle Jim

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Halfway to Heaven 1944 Short The Girl (as Betty Rhodes)
You Can't Ration Love 1944 Betty Hammond (as Betty Rhodes)
Mardi Gras 1943 Short Suzy Brown (as Betty Rhodes)
Salute for Three 1943 Judy Ames (as Betty Rhodes)
Priorities on Parade 1942 Lee Davis (as Betty Rhodes)
Sweater Girl 1942 Louise Menard
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 Betty Rhodes- Swing Shift Skit (as Betty Rhodes)
The Fleet's In 1942 Diana Golden
Mountain Moonlight 1941 Carol Weaver
They Met in Argentina 1941 Singer During Opening Credits (uncredited)
Along the Rio Grande 1941 Mary Loring
Millionaire Playboy 1940 Girl at Lodge with Tennis Racket (uncredited)
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! 1940 Betty - Singer of 'Oh, Johnny'
Swing Vacation 1939 Short
Having Wonderful Time 1938 Singer (uncredited)
Picketing for Love 1938 Short Betty
Twenty Girls and a Band 1938 Short Betty - the Band Vocalist
Stage Door 1937 Ann (as Jane Rhodes)
The Life of the Party 1937 Susan
Jungle Jim 1937 Joan Redmond / Mrs. Tom Redmond
The Arizona Raiders 1936 Lenta Lindsay (as Jane Rhodes)
Forgotten Faces 1936 Sally McBride (as Jane Rhodes)



You Can't Ration Love 1944 performer: "Louise", "Nothing Can Replace a Man", "Same Old World... Look what you did to Me"
Salute for Three 1943 performer: "Left-Right", "I'll Do It For You" "Danger Kissing a Stranger", "Don't Worry"
Priorities on Parade 1942 performer: "You're in Love with Someone Else", "I'd Love to Know You Better", "Payday"
Sweater Girl 1942 performer: "I Said No"
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 performer: "On the Swing Shift"
The Fleet's In 1942 performer: "The Fleet's In" - uncredited
They Met in Argentina 1941 performer: "North America Meets South America" - uncredited
Along the Rio Grande 1941 performer: "Old Monterey Moon", "Along the Rio Grande" - uncredited
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! 1940 performer: "Oh!Johnny! How You Can Love"
Having Wonderful Time 1938 performer: "My First Impression of You" 1938, "Nighty Night" 1938
Stage Door 1937 performer: "A Sailboat in the Moonlight and You" - uncredited
The Life of the Party 1937 performer: "Chirp a Little Ditty" 1937
Hollywood Party 1937 Short performer: "South Sea Island Magic" - uncredited
The Arizona Raiders 1936 performer: "My Melancholy Baby"



Hollywood Party 1937 Short Herself (uncredited)

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