JUDY CANOVA IS SINGIN' IN THE CORN by Ben Ohmart - BearManor Manor
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Yep, this here's the first book on everyone's favorite rube, Judy Canova! Teeming with family interviews and rare, unpublished photos, this is the only book that'll ever need to be writ on music/stage/film/radio star, Judy Canova.


American comedienne, actress, singer, and radio personality, Judy began her show -business career with her family in Vaudeville and on tour across the USA. Judy sang, yodeled, and played guitar, often appearing as a wide-eyed, barefoot country bumpkin in braids and straw hat. Soon snapped up by bandleader Rudy Vallée’s radio show, The Fleischmann Hour (1931), the family catapulted to Broadway in the revue, Calling All Stars.


An offer from Warner Bros. led to several bit parts before Judy signed with Republic Pictures and appeared in more than two dozen films, including Scatterbrain (1940), Joan of Ozark (1942), and Lay That Rifle Down (1955).


She recorded dozens of popular songs for RCA Victor label, and her radio program, The Judy Canova Show, ran for twelve years, featuring the world’s finest voice actors, such as Mel Blanc, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, Gerald Mohr, and Hans Conried.


After four husbands and two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Canova legacy finally reaches harvest time with Ben Ohmart’s extensive research through exclusive material from a treasure trove of Canova family scrapbooks, photos, and memorabilia.



 Impressively informative and a fun read that rescues music/stage/film/radio star Judy Canova from an undeserved obscurity, "Judy Canova: Singin' in the Corn!" is a particularly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and college/university library 20th Century American Biography collections. It should be noted for Judy Canova fans that "Judy Canova: Singin' in the Corn!" is also readily available from BearManor Media in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.95) and as a complete and unabridged audio book (Blackstone Audio, 9781504670227, $19.95, CD).


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 https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/116144.Ben_Ohmart



234 pages. Illustrated. Index.