Singer Jane Morgan Honored with
Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored singer Jane Morgan with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard on Friday, May 6, 2011.
Emcee Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers Jerry Weintraub, Johnny Mathis as well as celebrities Sharon Stone, Berry Gordy, Carol Bayer Sager, George Schlatter helped Morgan unveil the 2,439th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording
Beautiful, talented and devoted- these are just some of the adjectives used to describe Jane Morgan.
As one of the leading popular singers of her time, her career was highlighted by appearances in the most famous nightclubs and theaters around the world. Her remarkable grace combined with her singing and acting abilities brought her starring roles in such stage productions as “ MAME”, “KISS ME KATE”, “CAN-CAN”, “GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES”, and “THE KING AND I”.
She made guest appearances on every television variety show, including her own television specials, and set a record of guesting on the “THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW” with more appearances than any other performer.
Jane Morgan became an international star, first in France where she was the star in a famous Parisian nightclub as well as working in radio, television, and recording in five languages while making appearances throughout Europe and the British Isles.
Her first million seller hit record, “Fascination”, lead to her increased popularity producing a string of hits and over 40 albums that were recorded, not only in the USA, but all over the world. “The Day the Rains Came” was written by a French song writer, Gilbert Becaud, and was one of Jane’s many hits that were recorded in both English and French.
At the height of her career, Jane Morgan Weintraub retired to take care of her increasing responsibilities as the wife of the film mogul, Jerry Weintraub, and to care for their four children.
She has been very involved in a number of social and philanthropic causes, establishing “The Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology” at the UCLA Dept. of Dentistry. Included in a long list of organizations that Jane has been involved with are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Music Center as a member of the Blue Ribbon, Reiss Davis Children’s Center, Hebrew University, Tel Aviv, Golda Meir and President’s Clubs, Israel Bonds, National Art Association, and CapCure. She was a member of President Bush’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
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