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The Jane Froman Show / Jane Froman's U.S.A. Canteen (musical variety)

    (CBS Saturdays, 1952;
    CBS Primetime, 1952 - 1955)

    [A popular singer & actress from the 1930s -- 1950s, she was
    famous on radio, TV and Broadway; During WW II she travelled overseas
    to entertain the Armed Forces. She suffered from serious injuries 
    in a 1943 USO plane crash in Portugal, and the many operations that 
    followed to save her legs from amputation. Appearing on crutches, 
    she was to become an image of bravery and stoicism. A 1952 movie 
    was made about her life; It was titled "With A Song In My Heart".
    
    This 15-minute series was originally titled "U.S.A. Canteen" tying
    in with her USO background; Then the name was changed to "The
    Jane Froman Show." It appeared for 3 years; At the beginning it
    aired on alternate weeks with the Perry Como Show, but soon was
    scheduled bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then weekly on
    Thursdays. Vocalist John Raitt also appeared on this series.
    
    On her show, the song "I Believe" debuted, written by musicians
    Ervin Drake, Al Stillman and others who worked on music for the
    series; It became a nationwide hit recording for Frankie Laine.]


With A Song In My Heart, from the 1929 musical "Spring Is Here"

    [Verified as the THEME in the TV Guide article "What's 
     The Name of That Theme Song?" Feb. 19, 1954 on p.21;
     
     Although Froman used it as the THEME for her TV series, Perry
     Como and Doris Day were also identified with this song by
     their popular recordings.]

     Composers: music by Richard Rodgers (ASCAP), and
                lyric by Lorenz ("Larry") Hart (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Harms, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2014 Publishers: WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
                         of Los Angeles, CA, and
                      Williamson Music Co. (ASCAP) 
                         of New York, NY]

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