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Frances Langford

“The Sweetheart from the Fighting Fronts,” singer Frances Langford was a global Battle II heartthrob beloved by soldiers on her behalf performances within Bob Hope’s USO travels. Blessed Frances Newbern in Lakeland, FL, on Apr 4, 1914, she originally aspired to a profession performing opera, but a neck operation permanently …

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