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Joanie Sommers
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    (February 24, 1941- )
    Born in Buffalo, New York
    Birth name was Joan Drost
    Recorded the single 'Johnny Get Angry' (1962)
    Appeared in the films 'Everything's Ducky' (1961) and 'The Lively Set' (1964)
    Appeared on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Match Game
    For her first recordings, she replaced Connie Stevens as Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes' duet partner.
    She sang the 'for those who think young' theme in Pepsi commercials.
    She was a one hit wonder.
    That hit wasn't exactly a model of feminism. ('I want a brave man/I want a cave man!')
    She was named 'most promising female vocalist' by Cashbox magazine (1962).
    TIme magazine said she is 'admired by both rock 'n' rollers... as well as by those who pant for Ella and Frankie.'
    She recorded a critically acclaimed album, 'Softly, The Brazilian Sound,' with bossa nova guitarist Laurindo Almeida (1965).

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