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Cass Daley
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    (July 17, 1915-March 22, 1975)
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name was Catherine Dailey
    Began as a radio and nightclub singer
    Incorporated comedy into her routine and became famous
    Starred in radio's 'The Fitch Bandwagon' and was voted radio's most popular comedienne
    Recorded 'Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone,' 'You Can't Blame A Girl For Tryin',' '(I'm Getting) Corns For My Country,' 'All Right Louie, Drop The Gun,' 'Tomorrow You Belong To Uncle Sammy,' 'That's The Beginning Of The End,' 'A Good Man Is Hard To Find,' 'Willie The Wolf Of The West' and 'It's A Cruel, Cruel World'
    Recorded 'Grandma Teeter Totter,' 'Woman Is A Five Letter Word' and 'Aba Daba Honeymoon' with Hoagy Carmichael
    Acted in 'The Fleet's In (1942),' 'Crazy House (1943),' 'Riding High (1943),' 'Duffy's Tavern (1945),' 'Out of This World (1945),' 'Ladies' Man (1947),' 'Variety Girl (1947),' 'Red Garters (1954),' 'The Spirit Is Willing (1967)' and 'Norwood (1970)'
    Died from blood loss in her Hollywood apartment after a freak accident at age 59
    Her first gig was singing on top of a bread box in front of a Philadelphia store for 25 cent a day.
    When she was a torch singer, she was self-conscious of her knobby arms & legs, buck teeth and big butt.
    She gave into a comedy/singing routine only after her future husband dropped a plate in the middle of her act and emcee Red Skelton upstaged her with his wild antics during another gig.
    She quit showbiz in the '50s to raise her son, then found it hard to get work upon returning in the late '60s.
    She tripped and fell onto a glass coffee table, where a shard of glass slashed open her jugular vein, causing her to bleed to death.
    She got a job in a Camden, New Jersey nightclub at 17 as a singer, hatcheck girl and electrician (what a combo).
    When she became a star in radio, she was earning $2,000 a week (big leap from 25 cents a day).
    After accepting her unusual mouth, she cited several other comediennes with big mouthes - Martha Raye, Judy Canova, Carol Burnett and Kaye Ballard.
    When she couldn't get later work in movies or TV, she turned to musical theatre.
    Mama Cass Elliot took her stage name after her.
    She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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