BOOK REVIEW: THEATRE/CINEMA/TV SHELF - Judy Canova is Singin' in the Corn


Synopsis: Judy Canova (November 20, 1913 - August 5, 1983), was an American comedienne, actress, singer and radio personality who appeared on Broadway and in films. She hosted her own self-titled network radio program, a popular series broadcast from 1943 to 1955.
"Judy Canova: Singin' in the Corn!" by Ben Ohmart is the first biography of a true American sweetheart and comedienne Judy Canova! Packed from cover to cover with family interviews and rare, unpublished photos, "Judy Canova: Singin' in the Corn!" rescue a true female pioneer comedian from an undeserved obscurity -- music/stage/film/radio star, Judy Canova!
Critique: BearManor Media is a premier publisher of biographies and studies of entertainment figures who performed in any or all of the major medias ranging from musical, burlesque, and stage play theaters, to radio broadcasts, movies, and television programming. One of their newest (and best) illustrated biographies showcases the 20th Century entertainment career of the one and only Judy Canova! While especially and unreservedly recommended for community and college/university library American Actor/Entertainer Biography collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Singin' in the Corn" by Ben Ohmart is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.95) and as a complete and unabridged audiobook (9781504670227, $19.95, MP3-CD).
Editorial Note: Ben Ohmart has written books on voice actors Paul Frees and Walter Tetley, as well as biographies of Don Ameche, the Bickersons, Disney composer Buddy Baker, playwright Tim Kelly, and others. He runs BearManor Media, a small publishing company specializing in books on old radio and old film actors. There is a comprehensive listing of his books online at

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