Sue Bennett

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Sue Bennett ((1928-03-24)March 24, 1928 - May 8, 2001(2001-05-08)) was a vocalist on various network shows during the live television era of the 1940s and 1950s.

Bennett starred on the NBC quiz and variety show, Kay Kyser's College of Musical Knowledge in 1949-50, on the DuMont show Teen Time Tunes in 1949, and was featured on the popular Your Hit Parade in 1951-52. She also appeared as a regular guest on other network shows.

Bennett's recordings with the Kay Kyser Orchestra include "Sam, The Old Accordion Man," and "Tootsie, Darlin', Angel, Honey, Baby." [1] She also is heard on the CD, An Evening with Frank Loesser (DRG 5169), singing "Fugue for Tinhorns" with Loesser and Milton DeLugg.

Her career is profiled in a book about the period of early television,The Lucky Strike Papers, written by her son, Andrew Lee Fielding (BearManor Media, 2007).

Following her network career, Bennett became a Boston television personality—including, in 1954 and 1955, singing on The Sue Bennett Show, a weekly program on Boston’s WBZ-TV. The show also starred The Freddy Guerra Trio, a vocal group. Guerra, who died in 2003, at 79, was also known as a saxophonist and clarinetist. While in the Army, during World War Two, he played with Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band. He later led his own bands in New England.

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  1. ^ Garrod, Charles and Hair, Raymond. Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Discography. A Joyce Record Club Publication, 1986.

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