Betty Hutton had a strong voice. “Some kind of fun lasts longer than others.” she said.
She was born 102 years ago in Battle Creek, Michigan.
At three years of age, she and her sister and mother were singing in her family’s Speak Easy.
She won a best actress award in the screwball comedy The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek for playing a woman who was pregnant from a soldiers’ wild farewell party but unsure of who the father was or whether she had married him.
She won a most popular actress award for Annie Oakley.
She had 6 top ten hits.
Geoff Fox, 26th February, 2023, Down Under