Loulie Jean Norman

Born: abt 1910 Birmingham, AL

Pop Vocals Jud Conlon Rhythmaires

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


The World's Most Heard Unknown Soprano

She was considered the most flawless studio soprano for more than fifty years in the entertainment industry and her voice was heard around the world, most famously for the wordless Star Trek television theme and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” although she had a wide-ranging career, spanning television, the movies and Disney theme parks.

She sang with greats such as Frank Sinatra,Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley.

She was a regular on the Dean Martin show, the Carol Burnett show, and the Dinah Shore show, where she sang and also acted in skits.

Source: Loulie Price (1913 - 2005)

Filmography

Actress (10 titles)

1982 Heidi's Song

Chorus (voice)

1971 Babar Comes to America (TV movie)

Singer (voice) (as Lulie Jean Norman)

1968 The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (TV movie)

Singer (voice) (as Lulie Jean Norman)

1959 Porgy and Bess

Clara (singing voice) (uncredited)

1955 The Prodigal

Background Singer (uncredited)

1954 Brigadoon

Background Singer (uncredited)

1953 The Band Wagon

Singer in 'That's Entertainment' Sequence (uncredited)

1953 Dream Wife

Tarji's Singing Voice (voice) (uncredited)

1950 The Big Hangover

Soloist (uncredited)

1946 The Harvey Girls

Harvey Girl (uncredited)

Soundtracks:

1987 Rock Odyssey (performer: "Till We Meet Again")

1966 Star Trek (TV series)

1959 Porgy and Bess ("Summertime")

Source: Loulie Jean Norman - IMDb


Loulie Jean Norman (born in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 12, 1913; died August 2, 2005 in Los Angeles) was a famous coloratura soprano who worked with famed arranger Gordon Jenkins. Jenkins and Norman collaborated on a number of albums. Norman was also a member of the Ray Conniff Singers.

History: Significant Singing Roles

Norman provided the singing voice for the character of Clara in the film version of Porgy and Bess as portrayed by Diahann Carroll, for which she sang the beloved Gershwin song "Summertime".

She also acted and sang the role of the Princess on the LP made from the 1960 Jerry Lewis film Cinderfella . It was not an actual soundtrack album; the entire cast of the album, except for Lewis, was a different one from the cast who co-starred in the film. During this same period, she recorded as a member of the Ray Conniff Singers.

She is also the singer of the classic Star Trek theme, as well as the soprano opera-singing ghost in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.

She died on August 2, 2005 in Studio City, California.

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Loulie Jean Norman (born in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 12, 1913; died August 2, 2005 in Los Angeles) was a famous coloratura soprano who worked with famed arranger Gordon Jenkins. Jenkins and Norman collaborated on a number of albums. Norman was also a member of the Ray Conniff Singers.

Norman provided the singing voice for the character of Clara in the film version of Porgy and Bess as portrayed by Diahann Carroll, for which she sang the beloved Gershwin song "Summertime".

She also acted and sang the role of the Princess on the LP made from the 1960 Jerry Lewis film Cinderfella . It was not an actual soundtrack album; the entire cast of the album, except for Lewis, was a different one from the cast who co-starred in the film. During this same period, she recorded as a member of the Ray Conniff Singers.[1]

She sang part of the original Star Trek theme in some early episodes.

She is also the singer of the soprano opera-singing ghost in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.

She died on August 2, 2005 in Studio City, California.

References

1^ On the album Speak to Me of Love (Columbia, 1963);

Further information: Ray Conniff

Source: Loulie Jean Norman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

More info: Year of Alabama Music: Loulie Jean Norman | al.com

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Porgy and Bess Film Soundtrack, Dorothy Dandridge

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Listen: Amazon.com: Norman, Loulie Jean Classical Music CDs

Listen: Amazon.com: Porgy & Bess (1959 Film Soundtrack): George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Andre Previn, Robert McFerrin, Adele Addison, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters: Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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