Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Red Hot Henrietta Brown

Sue Thompson

Fred Rose (-)

Mercury Records


Sue Thompson was born Eva Sue McKee in Nevada, Missouri on July 19, 1925.   Sue‘s first successful fling in show business was with the "Dude Martin Show" on KYA Radio in San Francisco, and KGO TV in 1950.    The Dude Martin Show moved to TV station KTTV in Los Angeles in 1951.   She performed with Dude at the Palamino Club in Los Angeles.  Sue was nominated for an Emmy award in 1954 for her work on the Dude Martin Show, but lost out to Lucille Ball.

Sue’s first major hit was a tear jerker titled, "Sad Movies Always Make Me Cry" in 1961, on Hickory Records.  By then she was in her thirties and married to her third husband, singer Hank Penny.     

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