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Nan Wynn

Vocalist, Actress

(1915 - 1971)

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Nan Wynn was a singer who appeared in Hollywood films. Her voice was also heard in films for which she was not always credited, such as My Gal Sal (1942) and Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943). She often appeared as a nightclub singer—Million Dollar Baby (1941) and Princess O’Rourke (1943) but played a beautiful native girl in the popular Abbott and Costello comedy Pardon My Sarong (1942). It’s no wonder that she was a GI Pin-Up Girl in the June, 1943, issue of Yank magazine. She also dubbed the voice of Rita Hayworth in You Were Never Lovelier (1942). In 1944 she appeared in the Billy Rose production of Cole Porter’s musical revue, Seven Lively Arts.

During the late 1930s Wynn sang with many of the popular bands—those of Teddy Wilson, Hal Kemp, Raymond Scott and others--and even had her own radio show. It was with Wilson’s band that she introduced “You Go to My Head.”

- Sandra Burlingame

You Go To My Head: Billy Strayhorn and Standards

The Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Jerry Van Rooijen

Joy Spring

Clifford Brown (Includes "You Go to My Head")

Live, Vol. 8: 1955-56

Art Tatum (Includes "You Go to My Head")
Reading and Viewing

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Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee, Nat Pendleton

The Best of Abbott & Costello, Vol. 1 (Buck Privates / Hold That Ghost / In the Navy / Keep 'Em Flying / One Night in the Tropics / Pardon My Sarong / Ride 'Em Cowboy / Who Done It?)

Universal Studios

DVD - Includes Nan Wynn in Pardon My Sarong

Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom, Leslie Brooks (II)

You Were Never Lovelier

Sony Pictures

DVD - Nan Wynn dubs for Rita Hayworth

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