Mary Ford never had any singing success like the recordings she made with Les Paul. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Source Information: Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Singer, Musician. Paul bought a Cadillac to use on their expanding road tours with plenty of space for all their electronic gear. 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. È stata uccisa dal marito, poi suicidatosi, dopo essere stata sedotta e truffata da Anthony Cooper, che allora si faceva chiamare Tom Sawyer. 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. This day in 1876 Henry Ford’s mother, Mary Litogot Ford, dies at the age of 37. Born on September 28, 1932, Mary filled her years on earth with helping everyone she met. After Tuttle left, Summer's older sister, Eva, sang with Earler and Widener as the Three Rays on the Jimmy Wakely Show on CBS.[12]. Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 and died on September 30, 1977. Year should not be greater than current year. He was the lesser known brother of Robert Ford, the killer of Jesse James. [14] The two began performing together in 1946. They also tied Patti Page for top selling recording artist, having sold more than six million records since January 1951.[17]. In 1951 alone they sold six million records. Mary Ford's bio. "A Visit with Les Paul and Mary Ford" (June 3, 2002), Sounds like Les Paul/Mary Ford, but it's actually Mary Ford's sisters (Carol, Eva) and brother (Bob),, Articles with dead external links from March 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 November 2020, at 19:17. Mary Ford was born on September 4, 1893 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA as Mary McBride Smith. 2019 Fall Trip – Early Ford V8 Museum. ). Make sure that the file is a photo. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. For a time, they even had their own syndicated television series, "At Home with Les Paul and Mary Ford." the Extra-Terrestrial,” Melissa, 65, passed away in L.A. Nov. 4 after battling neuroendocrine cancer for years. The result was a singing style that diverged strongly from earlier styles, such as vocals in musical comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. Original data: Cook County Clerk, comp. The show, which was five minutes long and sponsored by Listerine, ran from 1953 to 1960 on NBC television and in syndication. Explore Mary Ford's biography, personal life, family and cause of death. They eventually settled in southern California, where they were heard over KPPC-AM, Pasadena's first Christian radio station. Try again later. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. She died on September 30, 1977 in Arcadia, California. 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. Source: 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. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. October 5, 2019. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Genealogy profile for Mary Ford Mary Ford (deceased) - Genealogy Genealogy for Mary Ford (deceased) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. 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). You can still file a request but no one will be notified. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Records Categories. 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. 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. [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]. It also emphasizes low-frequency sounds in the voice. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Failed to report flower. Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 and died on September 30, 1977. You can be sure that Mary was not disappointed. AKA Iris Colleen Summers. Source Information: After some years Mary and Griffin divorced. GREAT NEWS! Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Source Information: With the advent of rock and roll, Ford and Paul faded from the charts in the late 1950s. In 1882 Jesse James recruited Robert and Charles Ford to help with a planned robbery of another bank. "[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. Colleen Summers appeared on Gene Autry's Melody Ranch CBS radio program as a cast member and featured vocalist from July through early November 1946. You never know what brings greatness together. Mary Elizabeth FORD Nee Downey Passed away peacefully on 3rd July 2020 at her daughter's home. [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). [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. 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. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. [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]. Source Information: Please reset your password. Mary Ford (born Iris Colleen Summers; July 7, 1924 – September 30, 1977) was an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. based on information from your browser. 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. The two wed in December, 1949. Mary Ford (July 7, 1924 [1] –September 30, 1977), born Iris Colleen Summers, was an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Managed by: Daniel James Martinusen: Last Updated: December 11, 2014 Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. 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. ... Search records for Mary Elizabeth FORD. [20][21] To avoid confusing her established western music audience,[14] initially Paul named his musical partner "Mary Lou",[22] but later selected the stage name "Mary Ford" from a telephone directory so her name would be almost as short as his. The screenwriter of the hit movies “The Black Stallion” and “E.T. In 1978, they were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. She was married to John Ford and Robert C. Martin. 7017535, citing Ford Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Earl Richard Sutton (contributor 43016934) . 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. Scopri gli eventi anagrafici, le storie e le foto di Mary Ford (1738-; Wiltshire, England). In 1952, their innovative sound was satirized by Stan Freberg in his recording of "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (Capitol, F 2279). Date of death: 9 Dec 1905. 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. Mary Elizabeth FORD. Try again later. We’ve updated the security on the site. Source Citation: Place: Orange; Date: 2 Aug 1976; Social Security: 554286613. Mary's Obituary. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Grave site information of Mary Ford (Died: 6 Jan 1965) at Archer Street Masterton Cemetery in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand from BillionGraves Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. A system error has occurred. 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. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Mary was 53 years old at the time of death. This account has been disabled. She married Griffin Ford in Oklahoma on 14 February 1897. There is a problem with your email/password. In the 1940s, Paul was seeking a female vocalist for an NBC program and she was one of those who auditioned. 6334, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave . Oops, we were unable to send the email. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Mary Ford I found on 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. Life after the divorce for Mary Marquardt has not been easy. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Find out about William Ford & Mary Ford Married, children, joint family tree & history, ancestors and ancestry. She died on July 29, 1979 in Riverside, California, USA. 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. View William Ford's Family Tree and History, Ancestry and Genealogy. Between the years 1950-1954, Les Paul and Mary Ford had 16 top … MARY ELLEN FORD, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Monday, Nov. 23 2020. × Source Citation: Place: Los Angeles; Date: August 5, 1981; Social Security: 569144948. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Now at rest. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Please try again later. Ford came from a musical family. [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. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Death Notices Wed 15th Jul 2015. Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 in El Monte, California, USA as Iris Colleen Summers. Notify me with new activity on this notice. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. Ford and Paul were music superstars during the first half of the 1950s, putting out 28 hits for Capitol Records between 1950 and 1957, including "Tiger Rag", "Vaya con Dios" (11 weeks at #1), "Mockin' Bird Hill" (top 10), "How High the Moon" (nine weeks at #1), "Bye Bye Blues" and "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise". Failed to remove flower. "Les Paul: The Living Legend of the Electric Guitar", Reeves, Jim. Illinois, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, … We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Source Citation: Registration Location: New Madrid County, Missouri; Roll: 1683431; Draft Board: 0. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. All results for Mary Ford. 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. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Try again. 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. 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). Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 [database on-line]. Resend Activation Email. Please try again later. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. These songs featured Ford harmonizing with herself, giving the vocals a novel sound. Select a place on the map to place the pin. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. 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. Her parents left Missouri, travelling cross-country while singing gospel music and preaching at revival meetings across the United States. William Ford Family. In 1944, the Sunshine Girls trio appeared with Wakely in the PRC film I'm from Arkansas, where they sang "You Are My Sunshine" and "Whistlin' (Walkin') Down the Lane With You" with Wakely. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. But as of now, she is stil… Charles Wilson "Charley" Ford (July 9, 1857 – May 6, 1884) was an outlaw, and member of the James Gang. She was born in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota on 8 June 1877 as the daughter of Henry and Eliza Comstock Hall. After selecting her out of the candidates. The couple had three children. form. For help using the website visit our help page or contact Cook County Clerk’s Office, Chicago, IL: Cook County Clerk, 2008. She is buried at Forest Lawn-Covina Hills in Covina, California. She was married to Les Paul and Donald Hatfield. This produces a more intimate, less reverberant sound than when the singer is a foot or more from the microphone (see proximity effect). Results 1-20 of 706,125. 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. Edit your search or learn more. [26], About 1965 Ford married Donald Hatfield, whom she had known since high school, and they settled in Monrovia, California. Source Information: Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Place of death. In November 1963, Ford released her first solo single, an English-language version of "Dominique", for Calendar Records. Drag images here or select from your computer for Mary Ford memorial. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. She died in March 1981 at 73 years of age. Oops, something didn't work. GREAT NEWS! We have set your language to We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. As "Les Paul and Mary Ford", they turned out songs such as: "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise', "How High the Moon" and "Vaya Con Dios" which all became hits. She was 53. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help.

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