The jazz singer Julie London died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Jazz and pop singer who recorded “Cry Me a River” in 1955 and who acted for almost forty years in films like The Wonderful Country.
She married Jack Webb on July 16, 1947 and, after their divorce in 1954, she married Bobby Troup on December 31, 1959.
How did Julie London die?
She was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 1999, but she forewent treatment due to her already weakened physical state. The singer was a chain smoker from the early age of 16 and smoked over three packs of cigarettes per day.
On October 17, 2000, London was rushed from her home to the Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center after choking and struggling to breathe. In the early morning hours of October 18, she died in the hospital aged 74. The cause of death was later determined to be cardiac arrest.
Where is Julie London buried?
London was cremated and buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles next to Troup.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The singer has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (for recording) at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles for her entertainment industry achievements.
“I think that’s one of the most difficult things in any marriage – in order to build anything, you must be together. You can’t build anything over the telephone.” (Julie London)
“In this business it’s difficult to make plans. I think the plans follow you and find you.” (Julie London)
“I’m sure any vocal teacher that listens to me would rather cut my throat than do anything – I do everything all wrong – but I think for me that’s the best – because I don’t think I have a voice so I think what I project would be style – if I learned to sing I’d lose my style.” (Julie London)
“We’ve performed in South America and in Japan.” (Julie London)
“The one appearance that I made for President Kennedy, he, as I understand, had his choice or was asked to make a list of the people he would like to have perform, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.” (Julie London)