Miss Jane Morgan


Singing about rough guys, sailors, and tough guys who tear her gown. So, yes, we can relate.


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  1. Interestingly, the original lyrics (by Lorenz Hart) were "pansies and rough guys"!

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  2. Wow. I did not see that nervous breakdown bit coming on. Not the most nuanced of players, but Miss Morgan certainly can put one over...

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    1. I was equally taken aback. She just went there. Who knew she had it in her?

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  3. I try to squeeze "I wish I was dead" into my renditions of most every song.

    If you ever get the chance, read crazy Rex Reed's review of this special: "Waving her arms wildly and moving her mouth like Lizabeth Scott with a novocained upper lip, she sang "Ten Cents A Dance" like Vaughn Monroe ("It's a queer rumance...customers crush my tosh..."). I'm not suggesting she has a lisp, but I feel certain her career would be over if she ever had an adenoid operation."
    That's just scratching the surface! The whole review can be found in his hi-larious book Big Screen, Little Screen.

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    1. Oh my god. I sing "I wish I was dead" whenever I think of Rex Reed!

      Thanks for the lovely anecdote. Another reason why I adore you! xoxo

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  4. I had a hard time getting past the frosty Freeze Vanilla Swirl hairdo.

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    1. Exactly! I mean they may tear her gown, but I pity the "rough guy or sailor" who dared muss up that hair.

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  5. Ms. Morgan attended Juilliard. Just let that sink in for a minute.

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