Anita Ellis Biography (1920-)

Born Anita Kert, April 12, 1920, in Montreal, Canada; daughter of Harry and Lillian Pearson (Peretz) Kert; married Frank Ellis, (Colonel, U.S. Air Force)1943 (divorced 1946, died 1957); married Mortimer F. Shapiro (a neurologist),July 31, 1960. Addresses: HOME--New York, NY.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Female
Birth Details
April 12, 1920
Montreal, Canada

Famous Works

  • Credits; PRINCIPAL CONCERT APPEARANCES
  • Libby Holman Center for the Arts, Stamford, CT, 1973.
  • musical salute to Ira Gershwin, Avery Fisher Hall, NY, 1975.
  • Anita Ellis Sings, Town Hall, NY, 1975.
  • American Cinematheque Benefit, By George...By Ira, Carnegie Hall, NY, 1978.
  • musical salute to Cole Porter, Avery Fisher Hall, NY, 1979.
  • Anita Ellis Sings, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY, 1979.
  • Lyrics and Lyricists, Harburg in Hollywood, 92nd Street YHMA, NY, 1982.
  • Great Ladies of Jazz, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1983.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL CABARET APPEARANCES
  • The Colony, London, England.
  • Riviera Hotel, Havana, Cuba.
  • Fiesta Room, Empire Club, Toronto, Canada.
  • Balinese Room, Hotel Galvez, Galveston, TX.
  • Zephyr Room, Cleveland, OH.
  • Old New Orleans Club, Washington, DC.
  • La Vie en Rose, The Village Vanguard, The Blue Angel, Bon Soir, all NY, 1952-57.
  • Michael's Pub, NY, 1975-75.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
  • Sang for Rita Hayworth in Gilda, Columbia, 1946, The Loves of Carmen, Columbia, 1948, The Lady from Shanghai, Columbia, 1948, and Down to Earth, Columbia, 1948.
  • sang for Vera-Ellen in Three Little Words, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950 andThe Belle of New York, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1952.
  • sang for Jeanne Crain in Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer,1955.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Dancing Coeds, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938.
  • Babes in Arms, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939.
  • Forty Little Mothers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940.
  • Strike Up the Band, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940.
  • The Joe Louis Story, 1953.
  • Pull My Daisy, 1953.
  • Anita Ellis: For the Record, Filmex Film Festival, Aquarius Theatre, LosAngeles, 1981.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
  • Girl of the Week, Today Show, NBC, 1958.
  • inaugural broadcast, Channel 13, WNET, NY, 1961.
  • Dinah! & Friends, NBC, 1980.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Skyline--Anita Ellis: For the Record, PBS, 1979.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES
  • The Chesterfield Show.
  • The Andy Russell Show.
  • The Jack Carson Show.
  • The Edgar Bergen Show.
  • The Red Skelton Show.
  • Credits; SERIES
  • Anita Ellis Sings, WOR.
  • Songs Overseas, CBS.
  • Personal Album, Armed Forces Network.
  • American Popular Song, National Public Radio, 1978.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Lucy Brown, The Threepenny Opera (concert version), First American MusicFestival, NY, 1952.
  • understudy, Flower Drum Song, Broadway production, 1958.
  • special guest appearance, Urameshia (The Ghost), Phoenix Theatre, 1960.
  • Credits; SINGLES
  • Anniversary Song.
  • Man with a Horn.
  • The Old Lamplighter.
  • Either It's Love or It Isn't.
  • Golden Earrings.
  • Love for Love.
  • I'm Yours.
  • Ask Anyone Who Knows.
  • Credits; SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS
  • Three Little Words, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • The Belle of New York, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Coral.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • I Wonder What Became of Me, Epic, 1953.
  • Hims, Epic, 1954.
  • The World in My Arms, Elektra, 1960.
  • Anita Ellis--Echoes, Michael's Pub, 1979.
  • Anita Ellis with Ellis Larkins: A Legend Sings, Orion Master Recordings,1979.

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