The Starlighters

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The Starlighters, with Jo Stafford (left)

The Starlighters were an American singing group of the mid 20th century.

The group was formed in 1946, the members being Pauline Byrns, Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Howard Hudson, and future star Andy Williams, all alumni of Six Hits and a Miss. Williams soon left and was replaced by Jerry Duane.[1] Byrns retired from singing in 1947.[2] Imogene Lynn became the Starlighters' female vocalist in 1949.[3]

The group performed mainly as backing vocalists, frequently backing Jo Stafford[1] as well as many other artists on a number of singles.[4] They also performed songs in cartoon and live short films and the feature films Song of Idaho[5] (1948) and (uncredited) in Honeychile[6] (1951) and With a Song in My Heart[7] (1952). The Starlighters appeared on radio on The Chesterfield Supper Club[8] and on television on The Jo Stafford Show.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Pretty Boy". Rapture Records. Retrieved January 11, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Pauline Byrns Hudson; Retired Singer (obituary)". Los Angeles Times. September 20, 1990. Retrieved January 11, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Aubrey Poole (June 11, 2003). "Imogene Lynn". Variety. Retrieved January 12, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ The Starlighters discography at Discogs
  5. ^ "Song Of Idaho". TV Guide. Retrieved January 11, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b The Starlighters at IMDb[better source needed]
  7. ^ "With A Song In My Heart (1952)". TCM (Turner Classic Movies). Retrieved January 12, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "The Starlighters (trade advertisement)". Billboard. January 24, 1948. p. 90. Retrieved January 11, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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