Betty Johnson

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Betty Johnson

American traditional pop and cabaret singer who reached her career peak in the 1950s add

Category: Music

Born in 1931.

Countries: United States (42%), South Carolina (33%), Illinois (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Eddy Arnold, Mitch Miller, Rosemary Clooney

Linked to: Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, Columbia Records

 

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Betty Johnson was born in 1931 add something


1938

The family sang on broadcasts from 1938 to 1951, and Betty did some solo work on the station as well beginning in 1943 add something


1949

From 1949 to 1954 she was married to Dick Redding, having one son from that marriage, Harold Richard Redding , known as "Dicky add something


1950

Johnson released a children's album with country singer Eddy Arnold produced by Simon and Schuster, who subsequently signed her to their own recording label, Bell Records in 1954 add something


1951

In 1951, Percy Faith, who had known her from her Columbia recordings, tried to convince Mitch Miller to sign her, but Miller, who included Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney among the artists he had signed, saw no need to sign her add something


1955

In 1955, she signed with RCA Victor Records, which sent her to Chicago, Illinois add something

 

While in Chicago, she did some work on Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club" beginning in 1955, which led to a contract with a small record company, Bally Records add something


1956

After one not-so-notable recording for Bally, she clicked with her biggest hit, "I Dreamed", in 1956 add something


1957

Also in 1957 she married Grean; though the marriage would only last until 1961, the professional relationship continued add something

 

She continued to appear on "The Breakfast Club" until 1957 add something

 

" This led to a record contract with Atlantic Records in 1957, for which she had her next big hit, "Little Blue Man" add something


1962

Johnson continued on "Tonight" until 1962 when Paar was replaced by Johnny Carson, while making appearances on a number of other television shows add something


1964

In 1964 she married Arthur Gray, an investment banker in New York City add something


1993

From until 1993 she mostly stayed out of show business, going to college add something