Loulie Jean Norman

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Loulie Jean Norman (born in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 12, 1913; died August 2, 2005 in Los Angeles) was a famous coloratura soprano who worked with famed arranger Gordon Jenkins. Jenkins and Norman collaborated on a number of albums. Norman was also a member of the Ray Conniff Singers. She was married to Norman H. Price, Sr. and had four children, Patricia, Pamela, Priscilla, and Norman, Jr. She was the grandmother of Luke, Matthew, Orion, Terra, Jed, Byron, Rebecca, Rachell, Daniel, Ryan and Patrick. She had three brothers and one sister.

History: Significant Singing Roles[edit]

Norman provided the singing voice for the character of Clara in the film version of Porgy and Bess as portrayed by Diahann Carroll, for which she sang the beloved Gershwin song "Summertime".

She also acted and sang the role of the Princess on the LP made from the 1960 Jerry Lewis film Cinderfella . It was not an actual soundtrack album; the entire cast of the album, except for Lewis, was a different one from the cast who co-starred in the film. During this same period, she recorded as a member of the Ray Conniff Singers.[1]

She did the vocalization for the original Star Trek theme but also for the eerie music that accompanied the Talosians' illusions in "The Cage", also composed by Alexander Courage, which was used as well in the seance in "Wolf in the Fold", Nona's treatment of Kirk from a mugato bite in "A Private Little War", and the scene where Spock is first possessed by the spores in "This Side of Paradise".[2]

She is also the singer of the soprano opera-singing ghost in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride, and she voiced Penelope Pinfeather in Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom. She was a singer on "The Carol Burnett Show", "The Dinah Shore Show", and "The Dean Martin Show." She also was the high soprano in the pop song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." She was featured on one of Frank Sinatra's later albums, "Duets." She was a member of an all female singing group, known as the G-6, and Henry Mancini's wife was also a member. Loulie died on August 2, 2005 in Studio City, California, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

References[edit]

  1. ^ On the album Speak to Me of Love (Columbia, 1963);
    Further information: Ray Conniff
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  2. ^ Loulie Jean Norman-Memory Alpha(memory-alpha.org).

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