WorldCat Identities

Stone, Ilene 1945-

Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 3,349 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E415.9.F79, B
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Most widely held works by Ilene Stone
Jessie Benton Frémont, Missouri's trailblazer by Ilene Stone( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the life of Missouri native Jessie Benton Frémont--firm opponent of slavery and writer of such works as A Year of American Travel and Souvenirs of My Time, daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, and wife of army explorer and first Republican Party nominee John Charles Frémont"--Provided by publisher
Jane Froman : Missouri's first lady of song by Ilene Stone( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once asked to name the ten best female singers, the renowned musical producer Billy Rose replied, "There is Jane Froman and nine others." A legend in her time, Jane Froman (1907-1980) was one of Missouri's greatest success stories. Her singing career, which spanned over three decades, included radio and television, recordings, nightclub performances, Broadway shows, and Hollywood movies." "Born in University City, Froman spent her childhood in the small town of Clinton and her adolescence in Columbia. After earning her associate degree from Christian (now Columbia) College, she auditioned as a vocalist for WLW, a Cincinnati radio station, and in 1934 was voted the top "girl singer" of her day in a poll of listeners." "At the height of her career, during World War II, Froman volunteered to travel for the USO. On February 22, 1943, her plane crashed into the Tagus River near Lisbon, Portugal. Although she suffered horrible injuries that plagued her for the rest of her life, she continued her singing career. On crutches, she entertained troops, giving ninety-five shows throughout Europe. Her courageous return was the focus of the 1952 movie With a Song in My Heart, starring Susan Hayward. For scenes that required singing, recordings of Froman herself were used, and the movie soundtrack became a best-selling record album. Froman's popularity led to her own television show from 1952 to 1955. In 1961, Froman retired from singing and returned to Columbia, Missouri, where she was active in volunteer work and lived out her remaining years." "Drawing upon an autobiography that Froman started but never finished, Ilene Stone skillfully uses the singer's own words, along with other resource materials and extensive interviews with people who knew Froman, to produce the first biography of this extraordinary woman. Written in a clear and accessible style, Jane Froman: Missouri's First Lady of Song will be of great value to anyone interested in Missouri history, women's studies, or the history of popular entertainment in the twentieth century."--Jacket
One little candle : remembering Jane Froman by Ilene Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Froman : bMissouri's first lady of song by Ilene Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.03 (from 0.03 for Jessie Ben ... to 0.33 for One little ...)

Jessie Benton Frémont, Missouri's trailblazer
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Jane Froman : Missouri's first lady of songJane Froman : bMissouri's first lady of song