Paula Wayne, Where For Art Thou?
I have been asked to repost the three singles that actress/singer Paula Wayne recorded for the Colgems label.
Here they are, but I still don't know very much about her.
Way back in 2006, I posted an entry trying to find out more information on her.
Alas, I haven't found much else since that time.
I know she was a singer/actress who appeared with Sammy Davis Jr. in the classic Broadway show "Golden Boy."
In addition to Colgems, she recorded for a few other labels, and had her songs on several Broadway cast recordings.
She was in a few other shows, and later became a mentor to up-and-coming Broadway show people.
This is from the Kiowa County Hall of Fame website (http://rebelcherokee.labdiva.com/kchallfame.html):
Paula Wayne was born Paula Watkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Watkins on a farm northwest of Hobart, November 3, 1934. She grew up in Mountain View and Hobart, graduating from Mountain View in 1953. She attended Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha majoring in voice and for a time at the Julliard School of Music in New York. As Paula Wayne, she made it to Broadway in the '60's.
Her best known part was as Laura opposite Sammy Davis, Jr in "Golden Boy" which ran for over a year. Miss Wayne sang on the 'Tonight Show' and other TV shows, appeared in "Best Foot Forward" with Liza Minnelli, sung with the touring company of 'Pajama Game', appeared with Milton Berle and has been featured singer in many supper clubs, including the Copa Cabana. She married Robert Shelley and has 3 children.
Other than that, I have no idea about her, none at all.
If you can fill in the blanks, please contact me through this blog.
Here are the singles and two Scopitone videos, one for a Colgems song, the other for another tune she recorded for a different label that cops the first video's images.
Paula Wayne - Yours Until Tomorrow.mp3
Paula Wayne - You With the Darkness On Your Mind.mp3
Paula Wayne - Now That I Need Him.MP3
Paula Wayne - It's a Happening World.mp3
Paula Wayne - It'll Break Your Heart.mp3
Paula Wayne - Denver to L.A._2.mp3