Pat Friday

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This article is about the singer Pat Friday. For the Kansas City Athletics general manager, see Pat Friday (baseball executive).

Helen Patricia Friday (born 1921, died June 21, 2016[citation needed]), also known as Pat Friday, was an Idaho-born singer best remembered for her work with Glenn Miller. She also worked with Roy Rogers, although she did not care for that style of music.[1] She was a "ghost singer" for Lynn Bari, but was never credited.[citation needed] She sang "I Know Why (And So Do You)", the original vocal version of "At Last", and "Serenade in Blue" in the movies Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives.

While a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Friday was a singer on The Old Gold Don Ameche Show on the NBC Red radio network. A contemporary magazine article noted, "In order to attend rehearsals she has to cut Friday afternoon classes ... but she makes up by spending all the time she can in a corner of the studio, carefully doing her homework."[2]


  1. ^ Big Band Buddies interview
  2. ^ "Friday's Highlights" (PDF). Radio and Television Mirror. 14 (3): 52. July 1940. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 

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