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Carol Richards Net Worth

Carol Richards Net Worth is
$250,000

Carol Richards Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Carol Swiedler (Stage name Carol Richards or Carole Richards), (born 6 June 1922 in Harvard, Illinois, died in Vero Beach, Florida, March 16, 2007) was an American singer, radio and television performer, remembered for her duet with Bing Crosby on the hit single "Silver Bells".At the start of her career in her early 20s, Carol Richards won a Bob Hope talent contest, moved to Hollywood and appeared on numerous TV shows including I Love Lucy, Name That Tune, The Saturday Night Review, and variety shows hosted by Ralph Edwards, Dennis Day, Pinky Lee, Edgar Bergen, and Ezio Pinza. For four years (1953–1957), she was a regular cast member on the Bob Crosby Show. She was the movie singing voice for Vera Ellen in Call Me Madam, for Cyd Charisse in Silk Stockings, Brigadoon, Deep in my Heart, and It's Always Fair Weather, and for Betta St. John in The Robe. She worked frequently with Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, and Bob Hope, and sang with the Russ Morgan and Desi Arnaz Bands. In the 1960s after moving to Chicago, Richards performed at numerous club dates, and appeared frequently on Don McNeil's famous radio show, The Breakfast Club.Following her performing career, Richards continued her work as an artist, completing numerous sculptures, pastels, and oil paintings as well as publishing a book Letters from the Cosmos with her husband.Richards had 13 children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was survived by her husband of 40 years, Edward B. Swiedler who died of lung cancer on August 9, 2007.
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Date Of BirthJune 6, 1922
Died2007-03-16
Place Of BirthHarvard, Illinois, USA
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack, Music Department
Star SignGemini
#Fact
1Was a regular performer along with singer Paula Kelly (of "Modernaires" fame) and shapely blonde actress/singer Joan O'Brien on the daytime variety show The Bob Crosby Show (1953) for four seasons.
2Vivacious 50s singer and recording artist who won a Bob Hope-sponsored talent contest in the early 40s.
3Was the singing voice for Joan Caulfield in the film The Petty Girl (1950); Vera-Ellen in Call Me Madam (1953) and, most notably, for Cyd Charisse in Brigadoon (1954), Deep in My Heart (1954), It's Always Fair Weather (1955) and Silk Stockings (1957). Her voice is on the original "Brigadoon" soundtrack singing such popular songs as the title tune and "Heather on the Hill".
4Best remembered for her classic recording duet with Bing Crosby of the annual Christmas song "Silver Bells" (1952). A different duet version was also featured in the Bob Hope comedy The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) that paired Hope and Marilyn Maxwell, but Crosby and Richards' magical pairing is the definitive one.
5Moved to Chicago in the 1960s to raise a family, but performed occasionally in nightclubs and on radio programs.
6Was married five times, marrying fifth husband Edward Sweidler after moving to the Boston area in the 1960s. They co-authored the book "Letters from the Cosmos".
7Her first marriage occurred at age 16, and for a time she was known as Carol Lutzhoff, not the best sounding name for show business. She changed her last name to Richards in honor of a favorite nephew.
8She began performing at age 4 but, within a couple of years her mother thought she was acting "like a diva", and wouldn't let her take the stage again until she was 11.
9Succumbed to heart disease and kidney failure.
10Was one of four children of George and Martha Vosburgh.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ryan's Hope1976TV SeriesMary Ryan
The Women of Pitcairn Island1956Title Theme Singer (voice)
The Edge of Night1956TV SeriesRosella Gray (1970-1971)
It's Always Fair Weather1955Jackie Leighton (singing voice, uncredited)
The Saturday Night Revue1954TV SeriesSinging: 'temptation'
I Love Lucy1953TV SeriesJuanita
The Ezio Pinza Show1951TV SeriesMarion (1953-1954)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Avalon1990performer: "Silver Bells"
Silk Stockings1957performer: "Paris Loves Lovers", "It's a Chemical Reaction that's all", "Without Love" - uncredited
MGM Parade1955TV Series performer - 1 episode
It's Always Fair Weather1955performer: "Baby, You Knock Me Out" 1955 - uncredited
The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars1955TV Special performer: "Tweedlee Dee"
Deep in My Heart1954performer: "One Alone"
Brigadoon1954performer: "Waiting for My Dearie", "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean" reprise, "The Heather on the Hill" reprise, "Waitin' for My Dearie" reprise - uncredited
Call Me Madam1953performer: "It's a Lovely Day Today", "The Ocarina", "Something To Dance About", "Finale: You're Just In Love/Something to Dance About"
The Petty Girl1950performer: "Fancy Free", "Calypso Song", "I Loves Ya", "The Petty Girl" - uncredited

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Robe1953singing voice: Betta St.John - uncredited
Call Me Madam1953singing voice: Vera-Ellen - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1957TV SeriesHerself
The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars1955TV SpecialHerself - Singer
Place the Face1954TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Crosby Show1953TV SeriesHerself (1953-1957)
The Pinky Lee Show1950TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Pinky Lee Show1950TV SeriesHerself - Singer

Known for movies


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