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Kathryn Crawford

Singer, Actress

(1908 - 1980)

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Films--"Flying High" at imdb.com


Films at imdb.com
Kathryn Crawford is always described as a “beautiful brunette.” She began her career on Broadway in the chorus of Hit the Deck, but it was Cole Porter’s The New Yorkers where she gained attention in 1930, introducing the song “Love for Sale.”

She began her film career in 1929 with four movies, among them a musical, Red Hot Rhythm, now believed to be lost, starring “Buddy” Rogers. She also had a leading role in Senor Americano opposite Ken Maynard. The following year she appeared in seven films, including The King of Jazz, featuring Paul Whiteman, Safety in Numbers, and the first talkie for singing cowboy Maynard, Mountain Justice, a B western in which she sang “Buffalo Gal.” She starred in another musical comedy in 1931, Flying High, with Pat O’Brien. After 1933 she made only one more film, City of Missing Girls in 1941.

- Sandra Burlingame

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Charles Schwartz

Cole Porter: A Biography

Da Capo Press

Robert Kimball, Brendan Gill

Cole: A Biographical Essay

Overlook Press

H.B. Warner, Astrid Allwyn, Kathryn Crawford

City of Missing Girls (1941)


The Paul Whiteman Orchestra including Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys

The King of Jazz (1930)


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