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Maureen McGovern


Maureen McGovern was a secretary when she was hired by Russ Regan to sing the theme in the film The Poseidon Experience in 1973. It had been a #1 strike. The following season, McGovern sang the theme in the Towering Inferno, “WE MIGHT Never Love SUCH AS THIS Again,” that was not a strike, though it do earn an Academy Award. McGovern continued to other film themes, after that distanced herself from such function, showing up on Broadway within the Pirates of Penzance. She constructed a popularity as a complicated pop vocalist to the idea that she could headline at Carnegie Hall with the ’90s, performing present music and criteria by George Gershwin as well as other songwriters.

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Full Name Maureen McGovern
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Parents Mary Rita, James Terrence McGovern
Music Songs The Morning After, Can You Read My Mind, We May Never Love Like This Again, Very Special Love, Different Worlds, Wherever Love Takes Me, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Even Better Than I Know Myself, Give Me a Reason to Be Gone, I'm Happy Just to Dance With You, Love Songs Are Getting Harder to Sing, State of the Heart, A Corner of Heaven With You, He's a Rebel, The Continental, Put a Little Love Away, And This I Find Is Beautiful, Another Woman in Love, Halfway Home, Everybody Wants to Call You Sweetheart, Here You Come Again, My Man's Gone Now, I Could Have Been a Sailor, Toyland, Life's a Long Way to Run, I Wonder What You're Like, Midnight Storm, Piano Prelude II, Nice to Be Around, You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me, Porgy, I's Yo' Woman Now, Like a Sunday Morning
Albums A Long and Winding Road, Christmas With Maureen McGovern, Academy Award Performance: And the Envelope, Please, Naughty Baby, Nice to Be Around, Another Woman in Love, Baby I'm Yours, The Morning After, State of the Heart, With a Song in My Heart: The Great Songs of Richard Rodgers, Maureen McGovern, Out of This World, Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing And Let 'em Eat Cake, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Maureen McGovern, Greatest Hits, You Raise Me Up: A Spiritual Journey, Happy Birthday George Gershwin, Best Of/20th Century
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Movies Joseph: King of Dreams, Airplane!

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1 Performing as Marmee in the National Touring Company of the Broadway musical "Little Women," following her performance of the role on Broadway. [November 2005]
2 Her father was a member of a barbershop quartet.
3 Before her claim to fame with the song "The Morning After", she worked as a secretary and performed part-time as a folk singer.
4 In 1972, Russ Regan (head of 20th Century Records) discovered her when he heard a demo she had recorded. He then hired her to sing "The Morning After" for the singles market.
5 Had a no. 1 hit with the song "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure (1972) but did not sing it for the film.
6 Her husband was a drummer.



American Songbook at NJPAC 2015 TV Series
The Morning After Story 2006 Video short
The Cure for Boredom 2001 Waitress
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 Video Rachel (voice)
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction 2000 TV Series Mrs. Hatchagin
Pacific Blue 1998 TV Series Dr. Berg
The Infinite Power Workout 1997 TV Series
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1996-1997 TV Series Ajax
The Tracey Ullman Show 1987 TV Series Mother
Airplane II: The Sequel 1982 Nun
Airplane! 1980 Nun
The Christmas Songs 1979 TV Movie



Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 Video performer: "Miracle Child", "Bloom"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special performer: "The Party's Over", "People", "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", "Memory", "Tell Me on a Sunday"
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special 1984 TV Movie performer: "That Special Feeling" / writer: "That Special Feeling"
The White Lions 1981 performer: "ENOUGH TO LET ME GO"
The Earthling 1980 performer: "Halfway Home"
The Last Married Couple in America 1980 performer: "We Could Have It All"
Angie 1979 TV Series performer: "Different Worlds"
A Guide for the Married Woman 1978 TV Movie performer: "NOTHING STAYS THE SAME"
Having Babies 1976 TV Movie "Paper Bridges"
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Towering Inferno 1974 "We May Never Love Like This Again"
Gold 1974 performer: "WHEREVER LOVE TAKES ME"



The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best 2004-2005 TV Series production assistant - 12 episodes



Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1997-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
Lifestyle Magazine 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
50th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Woof! It's a Dog's Life with Matthew Margolis 1998 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 1986-1997 TV Series Herself
Champions on Ice 1996 TV Movie Herself
Great Love Songs 1995 TV Movie Herself
Happy Birthday, George Gershwin! 1995 TV Movie Herself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Fantasy Christmas 1992 TV Movie Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1990 TV Special Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Herself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1989 TV Series Herself
Happy New Year, America 1988 TV Special Herself
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1988 TV Special Herself
All Star Gala at Ford's Theatre 1987 TV Movie Herself
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter & Performer
Plácido Domingo: Stepping Out with the Ladies 1985 TV Special Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 TV Special Herself
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special 1984 TV Movie Herself
A Christmas Dream 1984 TV Movie Herself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Herself
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1980 TV Series Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host
New American Bandstand 1965 1974-1979 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself
The Ernie Sigley Show 1975 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1975 TV Series Herself
The Towering Inferno 1974 Herself - Singer at Party (uncredited)
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1974 TV Special Herself
In Concert 1974 TV Series Herself

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