Frances Langford

Julia Frances Newbern-Langford (April 4, 1913 – July 11, 2005) was an American singer and actress who was popular during the Golden Age of Radio and made film and television appearances for over two decades.

She was known as the "GI Nightingale", an American armed-forces sweetheart, who entertained troops touring often with Bob Hope.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4, 1913 (Lakeland), Died July 11, 2005 (Jensen Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, contralto

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 1194 10-in. 4/6/1938 Night and day Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1205 10-in. 4/11/1938 Carry me back to old Virginny Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1206 12-in. 4/11/1938 Little grey home in the West Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1286 10-in. 4/25/1938 Then you've never been blue Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1291 10-in. 5/3/1938 Serenade (Schubert) Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1292 10-in. 5/3/1938 The last rose of Summer Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1556 10-in. 11/10/1938 Silent night, Holy night Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1557 10-in. 11/10/1938 O come all ye faithful Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1563 10-in. 11/19/1938 At long last love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1564 10-in. 11/19/1938 Hurry home Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1565 10-in. 11/19/1938 I won't tell a soul Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1581 10-in. 11/23/1938 Everybody's laughing Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1624 10-in. 12/9/1938 Gypsy love song (from Fortune Teller) Bing Crosby ; Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1625 10-in. 12/9/1938 I'm falling in love with someone (from Naughty Marietta) Bing Crosby ; Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1626 10-in. 12/9/1938 'Neath the Southern moon Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1627 10-in. 12/9/1938 A kiss in the dark Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1653 10-in. 12/14/1938 From now on Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1654 10-in. 12/14/1938 Get out of town Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1655 10-in. 12/13/1938 Falling in love with love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1656 10-in. 12/14/1938 You have cast your shadow on the sea Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1685 10-in. 12/17/1938 This can't be love Frances Langford ; Rudy Vallée vocalist  
Decca DLA 1686 10-in. 12/17/1938 The shortest day of the year Frances Langford ; Rudy Vallée vocalist  
Decca DLA 1729 10-in. 3/17/1939 This is it Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1730 10-in. 3/17/1939 It's all yours Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1731 10-in. 3/17/1939 Tears from my inkwell Frances Langford vocalist  
(Results 51-75 of 120 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Langford, Frances," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104910.

Langford, Frances. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104910.

"Langford, Frances." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104910

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