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Boris Samuel S. Hinds. Ina Ray Hutton, one of the first women to succeed as a band leader, in the 1940's and 50's, died of complications resulting from diabetes Sunday at Community Memorial Hospital. ''Born in Illinois, Miss Hutton began her career as a song-and-dance performer on Broadway at the age of 8 and later played with such leaders of big bands as Harry James and Artie Shaw before forming her own band in the 40's. US census records record her as being "negro" and "mulatto", but Hutton "passed" as white throughout her career. Band Member: Trombone (as Ray Noble and His Orchestra) Jim Cannon. Replacements a Problem''I kept the first band for five years,'' she recalled. Ina Ray Hutton was only 18 years old when she formed her first all-female orchestra in 1934. All rights reserved. During the 1930s she gained notoriety for both her music and her seductive stage persona, earning her the nickname ''Blonde Bombshell of Rhythm.''

Ina Ray Hutton Fayard Nicholas. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. ''Beginning in 1952, Miss Hutton's all- women troupe scored a hit on West Coast television and during the summer of 1956 her weekly musical variety show was televised on NBC.Miss Hutton said she discovered the appeal of all-women bands in 1935 when she organized her first one. Interviews were rare, and there is precious little available online, but the bare bones – a platinum blond pioneer for women in music, fashion and television – cry out for a biopic. Ina Ray Hutton. Captain Will Bradley.

Ina Ray Hutton, who died in 1984 at age 67, also had a secret that could have damaged her stardom. Sep 17, 2015 - Explore Janine Loescher's board "Ina Ray Hutton" on Pinterest.

''But when a television offer came along for an all-girl group, I formed a new band. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. The ‘blonde as a brunette A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic.

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Ina Ray Hutton, who led her all-female big band, the Melodears, all through the 1930s. Ina Ray Hutton's Melodears became the most famous of the "all-girl" bands even though it only lasted for five years and made but five studio recordings. An excellent outfit, it was not topped among all-female ensembles until the International Sweethearts of Rhythm in the 1940s. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find a good female trumpet player. Hutton had apple-pie looks and a jaw-dropping figure. Hutton would pave the way for a wave of female bands who took off in the 40s, when many leading male musicians were serving in the US armed forces. ''If a girl got sick or decided to get married, it was horrible trying to replace her. Dot Harold Nicholas.

Photograph: Metronome/Archive Photos S he danced like Mata Hari, she … She was 67 years old.Miss Hutton played the piano only passably, but her baton wielding and singing embellished by sensual gyrations were crowd pleasers.

''I'm selling the show as a music program, not on a sex appeal bases,'' she once said, ''but if curves attract an audience, so much the better. Downbeat magazine reported that Hutton's stage wardrobe included 400 gowns. The latter included the excellent The Melodears' outfits ranged from boyish trousers to long, ultra-feminine, sequinned outfits.