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The Movie Stars - By Melissa Archibald

This Song was so popular that many famous people recorded the song on their albums or in movies.

    Ella Fitzgerald   Ella Fitzgerald Web Site

   Alice Faye  Alice Faye Web Site

The Mills Brothers  The Mills Brothers Web Site

    Lillian Russell  Lillian Russell Biography

   Margaret O'Brien: A Career Chronicle and Biography Margaret O'Brien Margaret O'Brien Biography

  Burl Ives Burl Ives Web Site

  Joan Crawford Joan Crawford Web Site

     Charles Butterworth Charles Butterworth Biography

  Billy Sunday  Billy Sunday Web Site

 The Browns The Browns Family Biography

Brothers Four - Greatest Hits  Brothers Four Brothers Four Web Site

 The Kings Of Harmony The Kings Of Harmony Web Site

  The Famous Blue Jay Singers Famous Blue Jay Singers Biography

  The Soul Stirrers The Soul Stirrers Web Site

  Fairfield Four The Fairfield Four Web Site

The Roberta Martin Singes Roberta Martin Singers Web Site

 Rosetta Tharpe Rosetta Tharpe Biography

Willie Mae Ford Smith Willie Mae Ford Smith Biography

  Marion Williams Marion Williams Biography

  George Beverly Shea George Beverly Shea Biography

 Billy Graham Billy Graham Biography

Homer Rodeheaver Homer Rodeheaver Biography   Listen to a Sermon

Mrs. William Asher Mrs. William Asher, early American Recording Artist

 Gipsy Smith Gipsy Smith Biography

 The White Sisters The White Sisters Web Site

  Marjorie Rambeau Marjorie Rambeau

 Max Robinson Max Robinson Album

 Ed McCurdy Ed McCurdy Album

 Billy Sunday Web Site




 Anita Bryant









Welling And Shannon

Oscar Seagle

Billy Graham London Crusade Choir

Congregation of the Ridgecrest (N.C.)Baptist Conference Center


Screen Plays/Movies

  	Cover of Meet Me In St. Louis   Meet Me In St. Louis 1944 starring Judy Garland

In the next scene on Kensington Avenue, precocious nine year old 'Tootie' (Margaret O'Brien) is shown blissfully happy, helping the ice man Mr. Neely (Chill Wills) on his horse-drawn ice-wagon rounds. She sits on the back of the wagon, sucking a piece of ice and singing a few bars of "Brighten the Corner."  'Tootie' joins Mr. Neely in the front seat, where they begin a marvelous discussion about the near-death state of her favorite doll, Margaretha. 'Tootie' is pleasurably interested in gruesome games and the macabre, but frets about her pale-looking doll. She is seriously discussing her mortally-sick doll's fate and preparing to bury it:

   The Peanut Man 1947

   Tobacco Road 1941

   The Donna Reed Show.

Brighten The Corner-Eileen Heckart

Broadways Brighten The Corner

Opening Night Cast


Phyllis Avery Jeri Carson  
Gene Blakely Townsend Marshall
Lt., U.S.N 
Charles Butterworth Jeffrey Q. Talbot  
Dulcie Cooper Opal Harris  
Lenore Lonergan Dell Marshall  
George Petrie Neil Carson  
Robert Simon Officer Robertson  
Paul Stanley Delivery Boy  


[ LAUGHING SINNERS Poster ] [Click on image to enlarge]  Laughing Sinners 1931 Joan Crawford

Laughing Sinners Video of Brighten The Corner

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre History



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