b. Helen Isabel Barnett, 6 June 1897, Troy, NY, USA, d. 19 January 1982, Glendale, LA, California, USA. A alluring and talented vocalist with a stunning stage existence, Ford is at her early twenties when she produced her existence known on Broadway. This is in Sometime (1919) and over another couple of years she made an appearance in several relatively indifferent musical comedies, included in this Generally You (1920), The Gingham Female (1922), and Helen Of Troy (1923). Immediately after this, and owing in huge component to Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Ford became among Broadway’s rising superstars. She was within their Dearest Foe (1925, performing ‘Here IN MY OWN Hands’), Peggy-Ann (1926), and Chee-Chee (1928). Ford’s achievement story faltered just a little through the 30s, although she made an appearance in Champagne, Sec (1933), an version of Johann Strauss the Younger’s Die Fledermaus, and Great Female (1938). Immediately after this, Ford retired from open public performance.