Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kathryn Grayson 1922-2010

When I was a child I used to like to stay up late and watch old musicals on television.   One of my favorites was Anchors Aweigh with Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson.  It was the best of all worlds:  tap dancing with Gene and Frank and beautiful melodies sung by Kathryn Grayson.   Not to mention Jerry the Mouse.

Kathryn Grayson had it all.  She was beautiful and she had a gorgeous voice.  She usually got to wear a beautiful gown at some point in the film.   She was sweet without being cloying.

Here she is when she was very young performing a very simple rendition of Jule Styne’s Time After Time