Betty Hutton, born Elizabeth June Thornburg (Battle CreekMichigan26 February 1921 - Palm SpringsCaliforniaMarch 11, 2007) was an American actress andsinger. She was the younger sister of Marion Hutton (1919-1987), which became popular as a solo singer for the Glenn Miller big band of.

Life Course[Edit]Edit

Hutton was raised in Michigan, but visited New York City hoping to get a role in a piece on Broadway. However, she was rejected. Not much later, she was discovered byVincent Lopez. He made sure that Hutton got roles in two short films by Warner Brothers. Also she got a role in the Broadway shows Panama Hattie and Two for the Show.

Hutton was in the 40 's in a lot of movies to see. These were mostly comedies and musicals. Her most well-known role she played in 1950 in the film Annie Get Your Gun.The role of Annie Oakley in this musical was originally meant for Judy Garland, but who could not to the role because of health problems. In 1952 she played one of the lead roles in The Greatest Show on Earth. This film by Cecil b. DeMille about the circus life won the Academy Award for best picture.

Hutton was then especially in nightclubs in Las Vegas to see and she did a lot of television work. So she had a year in 1959 for her own show, The Betty Hutton Show .

Hutton strongly went backwards In the 1970s. They got no more roles and her singing talent faded. They fled to the alcohol, got a nervous breakdown and tried to commit suicide . She died on March 11, 2007 from complications of colon cancer. The news of her death was published only after the funeral at its request.

It's Oh So Quiet, released in 1951 as the b-side of Huttons single Murder, He Says, is a cover of the German song Und jetzt ist es still of Horst Winter in 1948 on music of the Austrian composer Hans long with German text of Erich Meder. The English text was written by Bert Reisfeld. It's Oh So Quiet was exactly replicated in 1995 by Björkand was her most successful number.


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