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Molly Bee - Singer
Molly Bee - Country Music Singer
As a kid I remember Mollybee singing on television. She appeared on several programs, one being Townhall. She appeared as a regular on Hometown Jamboree, a television program with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Molly Bee appears as Pinky Lee's sidekick on the Pinky Lee Show in the 50s. She also did a commercial for Stanley Chevolet. She was very popular in her day, and I remember my sister wanting to imitate her. Mollybee was very pretty and could really belt out the songs. Her first major recording success with "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", in 1952. She acquired her first contract to record at age 13.
Born Mollie Gene, August 18, 1939, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; she was part Native American. Molly Bee traveled all over the world entertaining for various groups and even entertained the troops with Bob Hope.
Molly was discovered by "singing cowboy" Rex Allen, a disc jockey in Tucson, when he heard her singing. Allen was impressed with Bee's voice, and had the ten-year-old sing "Lovesick Blues" on his popular radio show. (Wikipedia)
Molly was married five times. In her later years, she made her home in Oceanside, California. She passed away February 7, 2009 from a stroke. She was 69 years old.
I hope you will enjoy learning or reminiscing about Molly Bee.
Songs Sung by Molly
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause.
Nobody's Lonesome For Me.
To Know You Is To Love You.
Big Daddy Gonna Bring It On Home To Mama.
I Hate To See Me Go.
Cheatin' Is A Very Long Game.
I Got A Man.
Baby You Got It.
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Best Television Personality
She was nominated in 1966 as "Best Television Personality" by The Academy of Country Music Awards.
Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
Harmony Park Ballroom, Anaheim, CA
The Pinky Lee Show
The Gisele MacKenzie Show
Red Foley Show
Steven Allen Show
At Las Vegas
Bob Hope Tour
Dick Clark - Swingin Country
Jimmy Dean Show
Roy Clark Show
Benefits for Ivey Ranch Park, Oceanside (for the physically and mentally handicapped)
Molly Passes Away
Molly Bee, a country singer popular in the 1950s and 1960s who was a teenage star on television's "Hometown Jamboree" and "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show," has died. She was 69.
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She Had A Lovely Voice
More of Molly
A Teenage Heart Throb
One Of American's Sweethearts
She called herself "the Zsa Zsa Gabor of the country music set.
Molly signed with Capitol Records, releasing her first single, "Tennessee Tango." at 13.
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