Kay Thompson

Kay Thompson (born Catherine Louise Fink; November 9, 1909 – July 2, 1998) was an American author, singer, vocal arranger, vocal coach, composer, musician, dancer and actress. She is best known as the creator of the Eloise children's books and for her role in the movie Funny Face.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 9th, 1909 (St. Louis), Died July 2nd, 1998 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-79375 10-in. 9/25/1934 Take a number from one to ten Tom Coakley ; Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-07785 10-in. 4/13/1937 Carelessly Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-07786 10-in. 4/13/1937 There's a lull in my life Kay Thompson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-07787 10-in. 4/13/1937 It had to be you Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and female vocal ensemble vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-07788 10-in. 4/13/1937 Exactly like you Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, leader  
Decca 76436 6/1/1950 That old feeling Kay Thompson vocalist  
Decca 76437 6/1/1950 Was that the human thing to do Kay Thompson vocalist  
Decca L 5061 6/24/1949 'Bout you 'n me Kay Thompson vocalist  
Decca L 5062 6/24/1949 Now that I need you Kay Thompson vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Kay," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107155.

Thompson, Kay. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107155.

"Thompson, Kay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107155

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