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Fran Warren

Frances Wolff (March 4, 1926 – March 4, 2013), known professionally as Fran Warren, was an American singer.

She was born into a Jewish family in the New York City borough of the Bronx. After some time in a chorus line at the Roxy Theater, she joined Art Mooney's big band and worked with Billy Eckstine, who gave her the name "Fran Warren". She spent almost two years with the Charlie Barnet band before achieving some recognition with Claude Thornhill. In 1947, she reached the music charts for the first time with the song "A Sunday Kind of Love" written by her manager, Barbara Belle.

She began a solo career in 1948 when she signed a contract with RCA Victor. She had a hit record with "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)", a duet with Tony Martin which reached No. 3 on the charts. During the same year, she sang on the radio program Sing It Again. In the early 1950s, after a number of her records failed to chart, she signed with MGM Records. Her last chart hit was "It's Anybody's Heart" in 1953. Her albums included Hey There! Here's Fran Warren arranged by Marty Paich and Something's Coming arranged by Ralph Burns and Al Cohn. Warren performed in the musicals Mame, South Pacific, and The Pajama Game and went on tour with the big band of Harry James.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 4, 1926 (The Bronx), Died March 4, 2013 (Brookfield)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-715 10-in. 8/19/1949 Cuddled in your arms Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-716 10-in. 8/19/1949 Envy Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0003 10-in. 1/9/1951 Over the rainbow Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0006 10-in. 1/9/1951 Let's fall in love Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0055 10-in. 1/9/1951 I love you too much Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0056 10-in. 1/9/1951 Don't leave me now Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D8VB-4057 10-in. 12/14/1948 Joe Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D8VB-4058 10-in. 12/14/1948 Why is it? Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D8VB-4074 10-in. 12/14/1948 Why can't you behave Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0229 10-in. 3/1/1949 A wonderful guy Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0230 10-in. 3/1/1949 I'm gonna wash that man (right out-a my hair) Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0231 10-in. 3/1/1949 Younger than springtime Bill Lawrence ; Henri René ; Fran Warren Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0232 10-in. 3/1/1949 I'll do the same for you Bill Lawrence ; Henri René ; Fran Warren Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0713 10-in. 8/19/1949 You're in love with someone Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0714 10-in. 8/19/1949 This is where love walks out Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1474 10-in. 5/13/1949 There's no getting away from you Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1475 10-in. 5/13/1949 Homework Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1477 10-in. 5/13/1949 You can have him Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1478 10-in. 5/13/1949 Temptation E. Shawker ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with drums vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1516 10-in. 5/17/1949 My love loves me Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1517 10-in. 5/17/1949 Will I find my love today? Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1518 10-in. 5/17/1949 (Where are you) Now that I need you? Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1519 10-in. 5/17/1949 Over the rainbow Charles Naylor ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor D9VB-2249 10-in. 9/15/1949 Speak a word of love (I wish, I wish) Tony Martin ; Henri René ; Fran Warren Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D9VB-2250 10-in. 9/15/1949 Remember Tony Martin ; Henri René ; Fran Warren Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Warren, Fran," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102207.

Warren, Fran. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102207.

"Warren, Fran." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102207

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