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Jane Froman

Singer Jane Froman

Profession: Singer

United States of America

Biography: American singer and actress who performed on stage, radio and television despite chronic injuries that she sustained from a 1943 plane crash in Portugal while touring with the USO.

The 1952 film "With A Song in My Heart", starring Susan Hayward, was based on her life story. Froman provided Hayward's singing voice and served as the film's technical advisor.

In 1957, she founded the Jane Froman Foundation, which supported the children's hospital at the Menninger Clinic, in Topeka, Kansas. She was also an active volunteer with the Easter Seals Society.

Born: November 10, 1907
Birthplace: University City, Missouri, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: April 22, 1980 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Married Life

  • 1962-06-22 American actress-singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Historical Events

  • 1943-02-22 Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman

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