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Carol Bruce

Shirley Levy

Singer, Actress

(1919 - )

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Carol Bruce was born in Great Neck, New York, and began her show business career in Canada. She returned to the U.S. to appear in George White’s Scandals of 1939. The following year she was a hit in Louisiana Purchase, singing the title song and the spiritual, “The Lord Done Fixed Up My Soul.” She appeared as herself in the film Larry Clinton and His Orchestra (1938) and Swing’s the Thing (1942). In 1941 she made two films—This Woman Is Mine and Keep ‘em Flying, in which she sang “You Don’t Know What Love Is.” The song was dropped from the film before release but Bruce performed it again in the 1942 film Behind the Eight Ball.

Subsequently Bruce launched a career in television, appearing in over two dozen shows between 1948 and 2000, including, Studio One (1948), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Golden Girls (1985), Diagnosis Murder (1993) and That’s Life (2000). She also appeared in stage revivals of Show Boat (1946) and Pal Joey (1961).

- Sandra Burlingame

Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965 Original Broadway Cast)

Various Artists (Includes Carol Bruce)

Henry, Sweet Henry (1967 Original Broadway Cast)

Bob Merrill, Alice Playten, Carol Bruce, Don Ameche, Neva Small, Louise Lasser

Americans In London: Love (Various cast recordings)

Various Artists

Reading and Viewing

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Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee, Nat Pendleton

The Best of Abbott & Costello, Vol. 1 (Buck Privates / Hold That Ghost / In the Navy / Keep 'Em Flying / One Night in the Tropics / Pardon My Sarong / Ride 'Em Cowboy / Who Done It?)

Universal Studios


Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carol Bruce, Martha Raye

Keep 'em Flying (1941)


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