Boswell, Constance 'Connie' 'Connee' Foore (fem) 3.dec.1907-11.oct.1976 USA Missouri, Kansas City - NY, New York
pop, jazz singer, cellist, at the age of three she contracted polio and was never able to walk again, when she was older a fall from a hotel window further damaged her and confined her to a wheelchair, 1920-1935 residing with her parents and sisters at 3937 Camp Street New Orleans, studied cello and music with professor Fincke in New Orleans, played cello in an instrumental trio with sisters Martha piano and Helvetia violin in the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, 1930 as vocal trio the Boswell Sisters for radio in Los Angeles while all residing with their parents in New Orleans, 1933-1934 sang with the Dorsey Brothers orchestra, 1934-1936 active in California and New York City, 1933 and 1935 toured Europe, 1936 they dissolved and Connee continued solo, performing with Mildred Bailey and with Bing Crosby ; daughter of company manager Alfred Clyde Boswell (Indiana, Stilesville 7.nov.1877-1.sep.1944 New Orleans) and Meldalia George Foore (Missouri, Randolph nov.1871-6.jul.1947 NY, Peekskill) ; sister of Martha M (Kansas City 7.jul.1905-2.jul.1958 NY, Peekskill) and Helvetia G (Alabama, Birmingham 20.may.1911-12.nov.1988 NY, Peekskill) ; 14.dec.1935 in New York she married actor/theatre manager Harry Henry Leedy (Chicago 5.jul.1907-1.jan.1975 New York City)

Title Parts

[P] Cryin' blues. 1925
composed by Connie Boswell
Boswell Sisters. Martha, Connie and Helvetia Boswell

[P] I adore you. Waltz
composed by Rudolf Friml for the operetta Firefly 1912
Connee Boswell, Original Memphis Five

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