Walter Hoving
Fanny Brice
(Movies & TV)
Ziegfeld Follies
(Movies & TV)
Gypsy Rose Lee
(Movies & TV)

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Jane Pickens Langley

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Jane Pickens Langley

Popular singer on Broadway, radio and television for 20 years and later an organizer in numerous philanthropic and society events add

Category: Music

Born in 1908.

Countries: United States (57%), New York (29%), France (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Walter Hoving, Fanny Brice, Ziegfeld Follies

Linked to: Curtis Institute, Juilliard School, Republican Party, Victor Talking Machine Company




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Jane Pickens Langley was born in 1908 add something


Mrs. Hoving was the musical leader of the Pickens Sisters, a trio born on a Georgia plantation that reached national stardom in the 1930s with its own radio show, concert tours and records add something


Signed to Victor as Victor's answer to the popular Brunswick recording artists, Boswell Sisters, they recorded 25 sides for Victor from early 1932 until late 1934 add something


The family moved to Park Avenue in Manhattan in 1932, and a test recording for Victor made such an impression with radio executives that they hired the sisters unseen add something


She sang in the "Ziegfeld Follies" of 1936 in a cast that included Fanny Brice and Gypsy Rose Lee add something


A turning point came in the 1940s when, unsatisfied with her career, she consulted Robert Alton, a music arranger add something


In 1940 she played opposite Ed Wynn in "Boys and Girls Together" on Broadway add something


In 1949 she won acclaim for starring in the lead of "Regina", the musical version of "The Little Foxes" add something


When her career tapered off in the late 1950s, she turned to running hundreds of fund-raising affairs add something


In 1954, Pickens appeared in a 15-minute ABC television musical series, "The Jane Pickens Show", which was replaced in the spring by "The Martha Wright Show" add something


In 1972 she ran as the Republican-Conservative challenger to United States Representative Edward I. Koch in the Silk Stocking district on the East Side of Manhattan add something


Walter Hoving - He was survived at the time by his third wife, the former singer and actress Jane Pickens Langley, whom he married in 1977

Jane Pickens Langley died in 1992 add something


She was 83 years old when she died of heart failure in Newport, Rhode Island, on February 21, 1992 add something