Within a month, "How High The Moon" and "Mockin' Bird Hill" captured Your Hit Parade's number one and number two spots, respectively. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Event Navigation « First Eagle Boat is Completed; HFHA Tours. In 1946–48, Summers was a regular actor in the drama portion of The All-Star Western Theatre, a radio program hosted by Foy Willing and his Riders of the Purple Sage. Shortly after their wedding, Paul and Ford began making radio programs together for NBC, including Les Paul and Mary Ford at Home, a fifteen-minute program that was pre-recorded and broadcast every Friday night.[17]. GREAT NEWS! She will be dearly missed by her family - her beloved husband for 67 years, George; her children, Marlene, Carol (Ron), Sharon Martin (Michael), and Brian; and her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She died on September 30, 1977 in Arcadia, California. In July 1958, Paul and Ford left Capitol and signed with the Columbia label, but the move failed to restore their declining career, and Ford began increasingly suffering from alcoholism. Cook County Clerk’s Office, Chicago, IL: Cook County Clerk, 2008. Date of Death: September 30, 1977. As she got older, Mary did not take good care of herself. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. In September 1952, after cutting "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", Ford and Paul sailed for London to appear at the Palladium Theatre, where they debuted before Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. That same year, Les Paul divorced his wife and wed Mary Ford on December 29 in a "small private ceremony without much fanfare" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Distributed by Koch Entertainment, the film premiered May 9, 2007 at the Downer Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, followed by its television premiere, July 11, 2007 on PBS as part of its American Masters series.[31][32]. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. While Capitol was reluctant to release this song, after they had scored several more hits with Capitol, including, 'Tennessee Waltz" and "Mockin' Bird Hill", "How High The Moon" was released in March 1951. Find out about William Ford & Mary Ford Married, children, joint family tree & history, ancestors and ancestry. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. Harrison Ford’s ex-wife Melissa Mathison (pictured) went to her grave still bitter over the way he betrayed her with other women!. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Mary Litogot Ford (1839–29 Mar 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. Her parents left Missouri, travelling cross-country while singing gospel music and preaching at revival meetings across the United States. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. They took a cramped apartment in Paul's former New York neighborhood, where they conceived and recorded their arrangement of "How High The Moon", a hard-swinging multi-layered arrangement containing twelve overdubs using the guitar and Ford's voice. Paul bought a Cadillac to use on their expanding road tours with plenty of space for all their electronic gear. 2019 Fall Trip – Early Ford V8 Museum. She would gain fame with guitar playing and electronic recording genius Les Paul, beginning as a country artist under the name of Colleen Summers (Iris Colleen Summers). We know that Mary Ford had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511. In the 1940s, Paul was seeking a female vocalist for an NBC program and she was one of those who auditioned. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. [15], By 1947, Summers became romantically involved with Les Paul, whose first marriage to Virginia M. Webb was failing, as it could no longer endure the stresses and strains of his show-business career. Following this success of "Vaya con Dios", in 1953 the couple started to host The Les Paul and Mary Ford Show, their own daily television program broadcast from their Mahwah home. Try again later. Mary Ford, nata Iris Colleen Summers (El Monte, 7 luglio 1924 – Arcadia, 30 settembre 1977), è stata una cantante statunitense.. Negli anni '50 ha registrato molti brani di successo con il celebre chitarrista e compositore Les Paul, col quale è stata sposata dal 1949 al 1964.Tra questi brani vi sono Bye Bye Blues, Vaya con Dios, The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise e How High the Moon. Esther's daughter, Esther Colleen "Suzee" Williams, recalled one amusing incident at the restaurant in the years after Mary Ford and Les Paul had split up: Ford and Paul were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1541 Vine Street in Hollywood. This produces a more intimate, less reverberant sound than when the singer is a foot or more from the microphone (see proximity effect). Notify me with new activity on this notice. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Add to your scrapbook. [17] After Paul's wife Virginia took their two sons to Chicago, Summers moved in with Paul in his house on Curson Avenue, where she took care of him as he recuperated from the effects of the car accident.[19]. Birthday: July 7, 1924. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. Records Categories. Failed to remove flower. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits, including "How High the Moon" and "Vaya con Dios", which were number one hits on the Billboard charts. Charlie Ford was introduced to Jesse and Frank James by Wood Hite and he joined the gang.. We’ve updated the security on the site. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? FORD, Mary (nee Jewitt) On July 22, 2019 at age 87, Mary passed away after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer's. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. For a time, they even had their own syndicated television series, "At Home with Les Paul and Mary Ford." Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Edit Search New search. The two wed in December, 1949. [23] The couple had three children: a baby born on November 26, 1954, who died four days later;[24] Mary Colleen Paul, whom they fostered from 1958; and Robert Ralph "Bobby" Paul (born in 1959). To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Foy Willing and his wife attended the wedding reception. Illinois, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, … ). Make sure that the file is a photo. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Mary Ford I found on Findagrave.com. Raising two teenage boys is a hard job in itself, but she got another hard knock on her life in the form of an incurable disease, Multiple Sclerosis. California Death Index, 1940–1997 [database on-line]. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Source Information: Ancestry.com. Place of death. In early 1955, rock and roll came along and eventually threatened the popularity of many performers including Paul and Ford. [8] They were regulars on The Hollywood Barn Dance, a successful weekly CBS Radio program broadcast on Saturday nights,[10] and hosted by Foy Willing and emceed by Cliffie Stone.[11][12]. You never know what brings greatness together. In 1978, they were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Managed by: Daniel James Martinusen: Last Updated: December 11, 2014 Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. After extensive touring and recording, the couple decided to leave Hollywood and moved to New York City to make the crossover from radio to television. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? With Paul, Ford became one of the early practitioners of multi-tracking. Mary Ford's bio. Source Citation: Number: 569-14-4948; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 [database on-line]. Her ex-husband on the other hand continues to have a lot of press coverage especially after the recent death of his “Star Wars” co-star Carrie Fisher and the revelation of their affair through a memoir. Source Citation: Place: Los Angeles; Date: August 5, 1981; Social Security: 569144948. form. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Scopri gli eventi anagrafici, le storie e le foto di Mary Ford (1738-; Wiltshire, England). The show, which was five minutes long and sponsored by Listerine, ran from 1953 to 1960 on NBC television and in syndication. Try again later. Born: 7-Jul-1924 Birthplace: El Monte, CA Died: 30-Sep-1977 Location of death: Arcadia, CA Cause of death: Diabetes complications Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Covina Hills, CA Gender: Female Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Singer Nationality: United States Executive summary: Les Paul & Mary Ford Share this memorial using social media sites or email. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Now at rest. In 1952, their innovative sound was satirized by Stan Freberg in his recording of "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (Capitol, F 2279). Ford succumbed to complications of alcohol abuse in 1977. During 1951, Ford and Paul earned $500,000, and had recorded more top ten hits for the year than Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and The Andrews Sisters combined. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. Mary's Obituary. "Les Paul: The Living Legend of the Electric Guitar", Reeves, Jim. Ford and Paul divorced in December, 1964. Source Information: Ancestry.com. This account has been disabled. Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 in El Monte, California, USA as Iris Colleen Summers. Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 and died on September 30, 1977. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. Source: Ancestry.com. She was married to Les Paul and Donald Hatfield. [4][16] In January 1948, while traveling on Route 66 through Oklahoma, the couple's car driven by Summers skidded off the road and plummeted 20 feet into a frozen creek bed. Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930–1960 [database on-line]. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Select a place on the map to place the pin. Who'd have thought it would be Gene Autry . This day in 1876 Henry Ford’s mother, Mary Litogot Ford, dies at the age of 37. In November 1963, Ford released her first solo single, an English-language version of "Dominique", for Calendar Records. based on information from your browser. Mary Ford was born on March 28, 1907. [7], By 1943, Colleen Summers, with Vivian Earles and June Widener,[8] the sister of western swing guitarist-vocalist Jimmie Widener, formed the Sunshine Girls,[9] a western trio who sang backup to Jimmy Wakely and his trio. Original data: Cook County Clerk, comp. Trivia. Between the years 1950-1954, Les Paul and Mary Ford had 16 top … Source Information: Ancestry.com. El Monte, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA. After eight weeks in a diabetic coma, she died in Arcadia, California, at the age of 53. Discover the real story, facts, and details of Mary Ford. In 1965, Ford married for the fourth and final time to her childhood sweetheart from back home. Oops, something didn't work. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. With the advent of rock and roll, Ford and Paul faded from the charts in the late 1950s. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Ford succumbed to complications of alcohol abuse in 1977. She was married to John Ford and Robert C. Martin. These songs featured Ford harmonizing with herself, giving the vocals a novel sound. Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard what God has prepared for those who love the Lord and on the morning of December 3, 2020, Mary Louise (McAtee) Ford, got to find out for herself. Thanks for your help! Sacramento, California, USA. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. California Death Index, 1940–1997 [database on-line]. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. [18] Among Paul's many injuries, his right elbow was shattered, and it would be eighteen months before he could play guitar again. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. In 1953, the couple recorded "Vaya con Dios" (Capitol 2486), the biggest-selling song of their career, which was released in June 1953, entered the Billboard charts on June 13, 1953, and reached number one on August 8 and remaining there for a total of nine weeks. Bassist Red Wootten, who married Mary's sister Eva Summers, wrote his memories of playing at the Crescendo in Los Angeles with Mary, her sister Carol and her brother, Bob Summers: In Downey, California, Mary's sister Esther Williams played the organ in The Village Restaurant. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help. AKA Iris Colleen Summers. She died in March 1981 at 73 years of age. GREAT NEWS! William Ford Family. Death Notices Wed 15th Jul 2015. He was the lesser known brother of Robert Ford, the killer of Jesse James. They also purchased a woodland retreat in Mahwah, New Jersey, in the Ramapo Mountains, and their mansion included a recording studio and an echo chamber carved out of a neighboring mountain. Failed to delete memorial. Interviews and performance footage of the couple are featured in the musical documentary Chasing Sound: Les Paul at 90, directed by John Paulson (Johnny Mathis Live, An Evening with Chita Rivera). Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Although her year of birth has been variously reported as either 1924, 1925, or 1928, the year 1924 is engraved on her tombstone,[30] along with "Vaya con Dios", the name of one of her most popular songs. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits, including "How High the Moon" and "Vaya con Dios", which were number one hits on the Billboard charts. FORD - Mary Tamara Joelle passed on Wednesday, November 18 in Bay Shore, New York, with her sisters and brother at her side. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. In 1961, they appeared on NBC's Five Star Jubilee. While still a junior high school student, Summers and Mildred L. "Milly" Watson (later Millie Pace) (born February 26, 1922, in Los Angeles; died August 2, 1976, in Orange County, California),[5][6] a local girl, performed together in churches in Pasadena, California, and later made gospel recordings with Milly's older brother, Marvin, for which she wrote some songs. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Mary Ford was born on September 4, 1893 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA as Mary McBride Smith. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. 7017535, citing Ford Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Earl Richard Sutton (contributor 43016934) . It also emphasizes low-frequency sounds in the voice. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. For it was his introduction of Mary to Les that started an historical era. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. By the summer of 1949, Summers was performing under the stage name of Mary Ford. [27], Ford and her sisters were used as vocalists on Foy Willing's album The New Sound of American Folk, which was recorded at their brother Bobby Summers' Sound House Recorders in El Monte, California, and released on the Jubilee label.[27]. Through his search for a sound, Paul discovered the "overdub" using the heads of a tape recorder. The screenwriter of the hit movies “The Black Stallion” and “E.T. Paul and Ford also used the now-ubiquitous recording technique known as close miking, where the microphone is less than six inches from the singer's mouth. GREAT NEWS! After some years Mary and Griffin divorced. She was 53. × Following the news of her suffering from the disease, many rumors regarding her death also started to circulate in 2018. Please try again later. The couple had three children. Family members linked to this person will appear here. Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Pasadena, Los Angeles; Roll: 168; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 1234; Image: 1048.0. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Explore Mary Ford's biography, personal life, family and cause of death. All results for Mary Ford. "[7] Hoping to have a musical career, Summers and Milly Watson lost interest in school, played truant frequently and eventually quit school, only to find employment as a cinema attendant. MARY ELLEN FORD, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Monday, Nov. 23 2020. È stata uccisa dal marito, poi suicidatosi, dopo essere stata sedotta e truffata da Anthony Cooper, che allora si faceva chiamare Tom Sawyer. 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