Julie London (1926 - 2000)



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In 1967 Julie London was singing at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan and I got to meet her several times that week. She was extremely sweet to me and nice to everyone around her. She sang beautifully.

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Julie Troup (London)




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Encino, Los Angeles County, California

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1944 Nabonga Doreen Stockwell [69]
1945 Janie Girlfriend Uncredited [69]
1945 Diamond Horseshoe Chorine Uncredited [69]
1945 On Stage Everybody Vivian Carlton [69]
1946 Night in Paradise Palace Maiden Uncredited [69]
1947 The Red House Tibby [69]
1948 Tap Roots Aven Dubney [70]
1949 Task Force Barbara McKinney [70]
1950 Return of the Frontiersman Janie Martin [70]
1951 The Fat Man Pat Boyd [70]
1955 The Fighting Chance Janet Wales [70]
1956 Crime Against Joe Frances 'Slacks' Bennett [70]
1956 The Girl Can't Help It Herself [70]
1956 The Great Man Carol Larson [70]
1957 Drango Shelby Ransom [70]
1958 Saddle the Wind Joan Blake [70]
1958 A Question of Adultery Mary Loring [71]
1958 Voice in the Mirror Ellen Burton [71]
1958 Man of the West Billie Ellis [71]
1959 Night of the Quarter Moon Ginny O'Sullivan Nelson [71]
1959 The Wonderful Country Helen Colton [71]
1960 The 3rd Voice Corey Scott [71]
1961 The George Raft Story Sheila Patton [71]
1968 The Helicopter Spies Laurie Sebastian [72]
Year Title Role Notes
1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre Episode: "Hit a Blue Note" (5.15)
1956 The Rosemary Clooney Show Episode 2
1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (10.27)
1957 Zane Grey Theater Julie Episode: "A Time to Live" (1.25)
1957 Shower of Stars Episode: "Jazz Time" (3.7)
1957 Playhouse 90 Angela Episode: "Without Incident (1.36)
1957 Person to Person Season 5 premiere
1957 The Big Record Herself Episode 3
1957–1961 What's My Line? Herself – Mystery Guest 3 episodes
1959 The David Niven Show Maggie Malone Episode: "Maggie Malone" (1.9)
1959 Adventures in Paradise Dalisay Lynch Episode: "Mission to Manilla" (1.7)
1960 The Red Skelton Show Up and Coming Vocalist Episode: "Clem the Disc Jockey" (9.13)
1960 Laramie June Brown Episode: "Queen of Diamonds" (2.1)
1960 Rawhide Anne Danvers Episode: "Incident at Rojo Canyon" (3.1)
1960 Michael Shayne Anita Episode: "Die Like a Dog" (1.3)
1960 Dan Raven June Carey Episode: "Tinge of Red" (1.12)
1961 Hong Kong Penny Carroll Episode: "Suitable for Framing" (1.14)
1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show Julie Episode: "Night Visitors" (1.14)
1961 Checkmate Libby Nolan Episode: "Goodbye, Griff" (1.28)
1961 Follow the Sun Jill Rainey Episode: "Night Song" (1.11)
1962 The Jack Benny Program Herself-Singer Episode: "March 4, 1962"
1963 The Eleventh Hour Joan Ashmond Episode: "Like a Diamond in the Sky" (1.19)
1963 The Dick Powell Theatre Linda Baxter Episode: "Charlie's Duet" (2.25)
1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Barbara Episode: "Crimson Witness" (3.12)
1965 The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson Herself – Singer Episode: "October 19, 1965"
1965 I Spy Phyllis Episode: "Three Hours on a Sunday Night" (1.12)
1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Laura Sebastian Episode: "The Prince of Darkness Affair: Part II" (4.5)
1968 The Hollywood Squares Herself 5 episodes
1968 The Big Valley Julia Saxon Episode: "They Called Her Delilah" (4.2)
1972 Adam-12 Dixie McCall, R.N. Episode: "Lost and Found" (5.4)
1972–1978 Emergency! Dixie McCall, R.N. 126 episodes, (final appearance)


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In 1944, at age 17, before graduation from high school, she joined the cast of USO Camp Shows, which toured throughout Southern California and entertained the troops at the Hollywood USO.

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1926 - In the year that Julie London was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1929 - Julie was only 3 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

1961 - By the time she was 35 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

1975 - She was 49 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1979 - At the age of 53 years old, Julie was alive when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Julie London
Born September 26, 1926 in Santa Rosa, California, USA
Died October 18, 2000 in Encino, California, USA (after a stroke)
Birth Name Julie Peck
Nickname The Liberty Girl
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Julie London was born Julie Peck on September 26, 1926 in Santa Rosa, California. She was an actress and sultry singer who starred in a number of movies in the 1940s and 1950s before beginning a popular singing career, but is probably best remembered for her role as Nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency! (1972) in the 1970s.
She started out by playing small roles in the early 1940s and quickly became a leading actress and G.I. pin-up girl. In 1947, she married actor Jack Webb prior to his fame on Dragnet (1951), and went into semi-retirement, doing few films and even taking a break between 1951-55. After she and Webb divorced in the mid-1950s, she became a jazz/pop singer, managed and groomed by jazz musician/actor Bobby Troup who became her second husband in 1959 and later, partner on the small screen.
When former husband Jack Webb became the producer of Emergency! (1972), he hired not only Julie but her then-husband, Bobby, and they starred together in her most recognizable role. Many people also remember Julie and Bobby's appearances together in the 1970s on the television game show featuring Hollywood married couples, Tattletales (1974) with host Bert Convy. She was most popular as a singer in the late 1950s, when she set aside her full-time film career to concentrate on her singing career. Over 40 albums were released, and her vocal style was endeared by many core fans. Her last recording was an excellent cover of the classic tune "My Funny Valentine" on the soundtrack to the Burt Reynolds neo-noir detective film Sharky's Machine (1981).
After suffering a stroke in 1995, her health began to deteriorate. In 1999, husband Bobby died, and her own passing followed later on October 18, 2000. She left a legacy of a satisfying screen career and a great deal of wonderful music that will live forever. She had two daughters with Jack Webb and a daughter and twin sons with Bobby Troup, all of whom survived her.
Spouse (2)
Bobby Troup (31 December 1959 - 7 February 1999) ( his death) ( 3 children)
Jack Webb (16 July 1947 - 2 December 1954) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Trade Mark (8)
Frequently played characters with a sexy, seductive personality
Sang songs that reflected upon love, sex, heartache and pain
Her youthful appearance.
Mezzo-soprano vocals.
Husky resonant voice.
Sandy blonde hair
Languid demeanor
Her short stature

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