Helen Forrest (Helen Fogel)

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Brunette Helen Forrest was born Helen Fogel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She loved singing from early childhood and keenly listened to recordings by all the major female jazz and blues vocalists of the day. At the age of ten, Helen competed in a dance marathon and sang with her brother's band in Washington, D.C. By the time she reached her mid-teens, was a salaried employee of CBS radio and WNEW (New York), singing under the pseudonyms Bonnie Blue, Blue Lady and Marlene. Read more...