Elizabeth Noyes Hand was a singer and actress best known for dubbing two of Debbie Reynolds' numbers in the 1952 film Singin' in the Rain. Today, this is a well-known example of dubbing in a movie musical: While Reynolds's character was the "ghost singer" dubbing for another character, her singing voice was dubbed by Noyes, she is known for singing the song "Baby Mine" in the Disney film Dumbo, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. However, she was not given screen credit for this performance. Noyes began her career in 1938 in The Debutantes, a trio of young women in the Ted Fio Rito big band, they made the original recording of "My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii." As a member of The Debutantes, she contributed vocals for the Debutantes. In 1947, she was in a quartet called "The Girlfriends," a regular feature on several NBC Radio programs, including The Bill Goodwin Show, The Carnation Contented Hour, with Bing Crosby. Norma Zimmer, Lawrence Welk's "Champagne Lady," was in the group.
Noyes and other members of the quartet became "First Call" studio singers and can be heard on many movie musicals for two decades, including The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, The Sound of Music. She appeared on-camera in several movies and television series, including regular appearances on The Dinah Shore Show and an episode of I Love Lucy titled "Lucy Goes to Scotland." She appeared as a mother who sings a brief solo in the 1965 television movie Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, along with fellow dubber Bill Lee. On-screen movie credits include I Married an Angel, the Don Knotts comedy The Love God?, Abbott and Costello's Jack and the Beanstalk. Her other singing credits include recordings with Ken Darby and Jack Halloren, singing and voice work for the "Ice Follies." Betty Noyes was married to a football and PE coach at Los Angeles City College. They had two daughters and Deborah; the family lived in Studio City, CA, she and her husband retired to Balboa Island, CA. Betty's name has sometimes been incorrectly reported as Betty Royce, including in Debbie Reynolds's own autobiography.
Noyes died on December 24, 1987, at the age of 75, in Los Angeles, CA. As of early January 2016, the cause of her death was not known. Dumbo uncredited as singer of "Baby Mine" I Married an Angel uncredited specialty bit in Paris Honeymoon sequence Singin' in the Rain uncredited as the singing voice of Debbie Reynolds on "Would You" and "You Are My Lucky Star." Seven Brides for Seven Brothers singing voice of Ruta Kilmonis I Love Lucy as Townsperson in "Lucy Goes to Scotland" Cinderella as Mother In filmThe Alamo Blue Hawaii Camelot Doctor Dolittle The Greatest Story Ever Told The Hallelujah Trail How the West Was Won The Incredible Mr. Limpet providing character voice of "Lady Fish" in animated-cartoon sequences King of Kings The Music Man Mutiny On The Bounty My Fair Lady The Sound of Music State Fair White Christmas The Wizard of OzIn musicThat Bad Eartha Betty Noyes on IMDb
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom created and produced by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly. The show aired on the ABC network from September 1993 to May 5, 2000, lasting seven seasons; the show chronicles the everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews. It stars Cory's teacher George Feeny, best friend Shawn Hunter, brother Eric, love interest Topanga; the show features Cory's father Alan, mother Amy, sister Morgan, while introducing the characters Angela Moore, Rachel McGuire, Jonathan Turner, Eli Williams, Jack Hunter during its seasons. The first season begins with Cory Matthews and his best friend Shawn Hunter, two average sixth-graders, they do not care despite the efforts of their longtime teacher George Feeny. Their main interest is sports, though Shawn and Cory begin to express an interest in girls; this season focuses on Cory's relationships with the other characters in the show. He begins to respect them for all that they do, his relationship with his elder brother Eric becomes confusing as Eric's constant obsession with girls is foreign to Cory, he becomes more protective of his younger sister Morgan.
Cory begins to show interest in Topanga, a smart outsider in his class, though he hides this by insulting and berating her. Cory and Topanga have known each other since they were kids, making romance in their relationship more predictable. Cory and Shawn's friendship is tested for the first time, Cory must choose between doing what Shawn wants him to do and doing what is best for their friendship. During the second season, Cory and Shawn start high school and meet Jonathan Turner, an unconventional English teacher. Although they view Mr. Turner as cool, they soon realize that he is a teacher above all else, which earns him the nickname "Feeny with an earring" from Cory. Throughout the second season and Shawn try a variety of ways to become popular with their classmates. In doing so, they nearly get in trouble with Mr. Feeny. Though Shawn becomes more popular, he maintains his close friendship with the less popular Cory. Shawn's mother Virna deserts her husband Chet, which upsets Shawn greatly.
Chet leaves to find Virna. After this occurs, Shawn lives with Cory and his parents, but soon figures out that it's just not the right fit for him, moves in with Mr. Turner. Cory tries at some points to begin a relationship with Topanga, but this is because he does not want to be left out of the dating game. Sensing this, Topanga is wary of his advances, despite the mutual attraction, the two do not date during this season. During the third season, Cory admits that he wants to ask out Topanga but cannot work up the courage to do it, his best friend Shawn asks her out. Although Cory was hurt, he soon realized Shawn set the whole thing up so he could unite Cory and Topanga and make Cory confess his feelings for her, he tells her how he feels, they become a couple. In the third season and Topanga are worried that their relationship has hit a rut, decide it would be best to break up while they are still able to keep the friendship, they get back together a few months when Cory follows her to Disney World to win her back.
Eric spends this season trying to make up for his first three years of slacking off in high school. He makes progress, he decides to take a year off and figure things out, beginning with a summer road trip. After finding out in the season finale that Cory feels estranged from him, Eric invites Cory along for the ride. Shawn nearly makes several life-changing blunders this season, but Cory and Mr. Turner help him to make the right choices. Cory endures several tests of character this season—everything from being credited for a great deed, to being insistently pursued by another girl while he is with Topanga. Sometimes Cory makes the right decision, sometimes the wrong one, but he learns from each; the fourth season opens with Eric's return from their road trip. In this season, Eric finds himself confronted with life after high school. After having a couple of jobs and meeting people that teach him some interesting lessons, Eric decides to retake the SAT and give college another try; the Matthews' patriarch Alan decides to quit his job and open a sporting goods store with Eric as his partner.
Topanga's mother is transferred at her job to Pittsburgh, over 300 miles from Philadelphia. The news devastates Cory. Topanga's parents decide. Shawn's mother returns for a brief period but leaves again under unknown circumstances at some point between season 4 and season 6; that school year, Mr. Turner gets into a severe motorcycle accident in which he dies; the next year Eric moves out of his parents’ house and begins college at the fictional Pennbrook University (a pastiche of local Philadelphia schools including Saint Joseph's University and the University of Pennsylvani
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady; the original Broadway and London shows starred Julie Andrews. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a notable popular success, it set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, many revivals. My Fair Lady has been called "the perfect musical". Act IIt is the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the protagonist, Eliza Doolittle, is a Cockney with a unintelligible accent. Professor Henry Higgins invites Colonel Pickering to stay as his houseguest. Soon after, Eliza Doolittle comes to Professor Higgins's house. Professor Higgins wagers Colonel Pickering, that in six months he will turn Eliza into a lady by teaching her to speak properly.
Eliza is indentured into the Higgins household as a resident elocution student. After some weeks, Eliza is introduced to Freddy Eynsford-Hill. Freddy falls in love. Eliza's accent is now refined, she is now being educated on how to function as a debutante in high society. Eliza's final test requires her to pass as a lady at the Embassy Ball. After more weeks of preparation, she is ready. All the ladies and gentlemen at the ball admire her, the Queen of Transylvania invites her to dance with the prince. For his part, the Hungarian linguist Zoltan Karpathy declares her to be a fellow Hungarian - deducting that the English she speaks is not her mother language and that she had been instructed in removing any trace of her native accent. Act IIThe ball was a success. Colonel Pickering and Professor Higgins revel in their triumph, failing to pay attention to Eliza until Higgins asks Eliza to fetch his slippers. Eliza is insulted packs up and leaves the Higgins house, she hadn't been given any credit for all the effort.
Higgins awakens the next morning. He finds without Eliza, he is served tea instead of coffee, cannot find his files. Colonel Pickering notices the Professor's lack of consideration. Pickering finds another host, leaves the Higgins house. Professor Higgins visits his mother. To his surprise, Eliza has been staying with Mother Higgins. Mother Higgins scolds Henry, enjoins him to apologize to Eliza. Eliza accuses him of wanting her only to fetch and carry for him, saying that she will marry Freddy because he loves her, she declares. Higgins realizes his heart is broken, cannot do anything about it, he reaches the Higgins house. Sentimentally, he reviews the recording, he hears his own harsh words: "She's so deliciously low! So horribly dirty!" The phonograph turns off, a real voice speaks in a Cockney accent: "I washed me face an"ands before I come, I did". It is Eliza, standing in the doorway. In suppressed joy at their reunion, Professor Higgins scoffs and asks, "Eliza, where the devil are my slippers?"
The original cast of the Broadway stage production: Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flowerseller – Julie Andrews Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics – Rex Harrison Alfred P. Doolittle, Eliza's father, a dustman – Stanley Holloway Colonel Hugh Pickering, Henry Higgins's friend and fellow phoneticist – Robert Coote Mrs. Higgins, Henry's socialite mother – Cathleen Nesbitt Freddy Eynsford-Hill, a young socialite and Eliza's suitor – John Michael King Mrs. Pearce, Higgins's housekeeper – Philippa Bevans Zoltan Karpathy, Henry Higgins's former student and rival – Christopher Hewett In the mid-1930s, film producer Gabriel Pascal acquired the rights to produce film versions of several of George Bernard Shaw's plays, Pygmalion among them. However, having had a bad experience with The Chocolate Soldier, a Viennese operetta based on his play Arms and the Man, refused permission for Pygmalion to be adapted into a musical. After Shaw died in 1950, Pascal asked lyricist Alan Jay Lerner to write the musical adaptation.
Lerner agreed, he and his partner Frederick Loewe began work. But they realised that the play violated several key rules for constructing a musical: the main story was not a love story, there was no subplot or secondary love story, there was no place for an ensemble. Many people, including Oscar Hammerstein II, with Richard Rodgers, had tried his hand at adapting Pygmalion into a musical and had given up, told Lerner that converting the play to a musical was impossible, so he and Loewe abandoned the project for two years. During this time, the collaborators separated and Gabriel Pascal died. Lerner had been trying to musicalize Li'l Abner when he read Pascal's obituary and found himself thinking about Pygmalion again; when he and Loewe reunited, everything fell into place. All of the insurmountable obstacles that had stood in their way two years earlier disappeared when the team realised that the play needed few changes apart from "adding the action that took place between the acts of the play".
They excitedly began writing the show. However, Chase Manhattan Bank was in charge of Pascal's estate, the musical rights to Pygmalion were sought both by Lerner and Loewe and by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, whose executives called Lerner to discourage him from challenging the studio. Loewe said, "We will write the show without the rights, when the time comes for them to decide, to get them, we will be so far ahead of everyone else that they will be forced to give them to us." Fo
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, opinion, reviews and style, is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres, it hosts events, owns a publishing firm, operates several TV shows. Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson acquired Hennegen's interest in 1900 for $500. In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses and burlesque shows, created a mail service for travelling entertainers. Billboard began focusing more on the music industry as the jukebox and radio became commonplace. Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment, so that it could focus on music.
After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegan's children, until it was sold to private investors in 1985, has since been owned by various parties. The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio by William Donaldson and James Hennegan on November 1, 1894, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry, was known as Billboard Advertising. At the time, billboards and paper advertisements placed in public spaces were the primary means of advertising. Donaldson handled editorial and advertising, while Hennegan, who owned Hennegan Printing Co. managed magazine production. The first issues were just eight pages long; the paper had columns like "The Bill Room Gossip" and "The Indefatigable and Tireless Industry of the Bill Poster". A department for agricultural fairs was established in 1896; the title was changed to The Billboard in 1897. After a brief departure over editorial differences, Donaldson purchased Hennegan's interest in the business in 1900 for $500 to save it from bankruptcy.
That May, Donaldson changed it from a monthly to a weekly paper with a greater emphasis on breaking news. He improved editorial quality and opened new offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris, re-focused the magazine on outdoor entertainment such as fairs, circuses and burlesque shows. A section devoted to circuses was introduced in 1900, followed by more prominent coverage of outdoor events in 1901. Billboard covered topics including regulation, a lack of professionalism and new shows, it had a "stage gossip" column covering the private lives of entertainers, a "tent show" section covering traveling shows, a sub-section called "Freaks to order". According to The Seattle Times, Donaldson published news articles "attacking censorship, praising productions exhibiting'good taste' and fighting yellow journalism"; as railroads became more developed, Billboard set up a mail forwarding system for traveling entertainers. The location of an entertainer was tracked in the paper's Routes Ahead column Billboard would receive mail on the star's behalf and publish a notice in its "Letter-Box" column that it has mail for them.
This service was first introduced in 1904, became one of Billboard's largest sources of profit and celebrity connections. By 1914, there were 42,000 people using the service, it was used as the official address of traveling entertainers for draft letters during World War I. In the 1960s, when it was discontinued, Billboard was still processing 1,500 letters per week. In 1920, Donaldson made a controversial move by hiring African-American journalist James Albert Jackson to write a weekly column devoted to African-American performers. According to The Business of Culture: Strategic Perspectives on Entertainment and Media, the column identified discrimination against black performers and helped validate their careers. Jackson was the first black critic at a national magazine with a predominantly white audience. According to his grandson, Donaldson established a policy against identifying performers by their race. Donaldson died in 1925. Billboard's editorial changed focus as technology in recording and playback developed, covering "marvels of modern technology" such as the phonograph, record players, wireless radios.
It began covering coin-operated entertainment machines in 1899, created a dedicated section for them called "Amusement Machines" in March 1932. Billboard began covering the motion picture industry in 1907, but ended up focusing on music due to competition from Variety, it created a radio broadcasting station in the 1920s. The jukebox industry continued to grow through the Great Depression, was advertised in Billboard, which led to more editorial focus on music; the proliferation of the phonograph and radio contributed to its growing music emphasis. Billboard published the first music hit parade on January 4, 1936, introduced a "Record Buying Guide" in January 1939. In 1940, it introduced "Chart Line", which tracked the best-selling records, was followed by a chart for jukebox records in 1944 called Music Box Machine charts. By the 1940s, Billboard was more of a music industry specialist publication; the number of charts it published grew after World War II, due to a growing variety of music interests and genres.
It had eight charts by 1987, covering different genres and formats, 28 charts by 1994. By 1943, Billboard had about 100 employees; the magazine's offices moved to Brighton, Ohio in 1946 to New York City in 1948. A five-column tabloid format was adopted in November 1950 and coated paper was first used in Billboard's print issues in January 1963, allowing for photojournalis
Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer and considered to be one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent. Rafi was notable for his voice and range, he was known for his ability to mould his voice to the persona and style of an actor, lip-syncing the song on screen in the movie. He received one National Film Award. In 1967, he was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. In 2001, Rafi was honoured with the "Best Singer of the Millennium" title by Hero Honda and Stardust magazine. In 2013, Rafi was voted for the Greatest Voice in Hindi Cinema in the CNN-IBN's poll, he has recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in various regional Indian languages as well as foreign languages, though in Hindi-Urdu and Punjabi over which he had a strong command. He has recorded as many as 7405 songs in many languages, he has sung in many regional Indian languages including Konkani, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Magahi, Maithili.
Apart from Indian languages, he sang songs in many foreign languages including English, Arabic, Sinhalese and Dutch. Mohammed Rafi was the second eldest of six brothers born to Haji Ali Mohammad; the family belonged to Kotla Sultan Singh, a village near present-day Majitha in Amritsar district of Punjab, India. Rafi, whose nickname was Pheeko, began singing by imitating the chants of a fakir in the streets of his native village Kotla Sultan Singh where his family lived. Rafi's father moved to Lahore in 1935. Rafi learnt classical music from Pandit Jiwan Lal Mattoo and Firoze Nizami, his first public performance came at the age of 13. In 1941, under Shyam Sundar, made his debut in Lahore as a playback singer in the duet "Soniye Nee, Heeriye Nee" with Zeenat Begum in the Punjabi film Gul Baloch under music director Shyam Sunder. In that same year, Rafi was invited by All India Radio Lahore station to sing for them, he made his Hindi film debut in Gaon Ki Gori in 1945. Rafi moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra in 1944.
He and Hameed Sahab rented a ten-by-ten-feet room in the crowded downtown Bhendi Bazar area. Poet Tanvir Naqvi introduced him to film producers including Abdur Rashid Kardar, Mehboob Khan and actor-director Nazeer. Shyam Sunder was in Mumbai and provided the opportunity to Rafi to sing a duet with G. M. Durrani, "Aji dil ho kaabu mein to dildar ki aisi taisi..." for Gaon Ki Gori, which became Rafi's first recorded song in a Hindi film. Other songs followed. Rafi's first song with Naushad was "Hindustan Ke Hum Hain" with Shyam Kumar and others, from A. R. Kardar's Pehle Aap. Around the same time, Rafi recorded another song for the 1945 film Gaon Ki Gori, "Aji Dil Ho Kaaboo Mein", he considered this song to be his first Hindi language song. Rafi appeared in two movies. In 1945, he appeared on the screen for the song "Tera Jalwa Jis Ne Dekha" in the film Laila Majnu, he sang a number of songs for Naushad as part of the chorus, including "Mere Sapnon Ki Rani, Roohi Roohi" with K. L. Saigal, from the film Shahjahan.
Rafi sang "Tera Khilona Toota Balak" from Mehboob Khan's Anmol Ghadi and a duet with Noor Jehan in the 1947 film Jugnu, "Yahan Badla Wafa Ka". After partition, Rafi had the rest of his family flown to Mumbai. Noor Jehan made a pair with playback singer Ahmed Rushdi. In 1949, Rafi was given solo songs by music directors such as Naushad Shyam Sunder and Husnalal Bhagatram. Besides K. L. Saigal, whom he considered his idol, Rafi was influenced by G. M. Durrani. In the early phase of his career, he followed Durrani's style of singing, but evolved his own, unique style, he sang with Durrani in some of the songs such as "Humko Hanste Dekh Zamana Jalta Hai" and "Khabar Kisi Ko Nahiin, Woh Kidhar Dekhte". In 1948, after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the team of Husanlal Bhagatram-Rajendra Krishan-Rafi had overnight created the song "Suno Suno Ae Duniyawalon, Bapuji Ki Amar Kahani", he was invited by Jawaharlal Nehru, to sing at his house. In 1948, Rafi received a silver medal from Jawaharlal Nehru on Indian Independence Day.
In his early career, Rafi associated with many contemporary music directors, most notably Naushad Ali. In the late 1950s and 1960s, he worked with other composers of the era such as O. P. Nayyar, Shankar Jaikishan, S. D. Burman and Roshan; as per Naushad, Rafi came to him with a letter of recommendation from Naushad's father. Rafi's first song for Naushad Ali was "Hindustan Ke Hum Hain" for the film Pehle Aap in 1944; the first song for the duo was the soundtrack of the movie Anmol Ghadi. Rafi's association with Naushad helped the former establish himself as one of the most prominent playback singers in Hindi cinema. Songs from Baiju Bawra like "O duniya ke rakhwale" and "Man tarpat hari darshan ko aaj" furthered Rafi's credentials. Rafi ended up singing a total of 149 songs for Naushad. Before Rafi, Naushad's favourite singer was Talat Mahmood. Once Naushad found Talat smoking during a recording, he was annoyed, hired Rafi to sing all the songs of the movie Baiju Bawra. S. D. Burman used Rafi as a singing voice of Guru Dutt.
Rafi worked with Burman in 37 films, including Pyaasa, Kaagaz
Ahmed Rushdi, SI, PP was a versatile Pakistani playback singer and was "an important contributor to the golden age of Pakistani film music." Rushdi is acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of South Asia and could sing high tenor notes with ease. He is best known with complex and dark emotional expressions. Born in Hyderabad Deccan, he migrated to Pakistan and became a leading singer in the Pakistan film industry, he is considered as one of the most versatile vocalists of South Asia and was capable of singing variety of songs. He is considered to be the first regular pop singer of South Asia and credited as having sung the "first-ever South asian" pop song, "Ko-Ko-Korina in the film Armaan."In 1954, he recorded the official National anthem of Pakistan with several other singers. Rushdi has recorded the highest number of film songs in the history of Pakistani cinema in Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and Gujarati languages and found unprecedented success as a playback artist from the mid-1950s to early 1980s.
He was known for his stage performance. He suffered from poor health during the latter part of his life and died of a heart attack at the age of 48, after recording five thousand film songs for 583 released films. Besides popular music, Rushdi helped popularize the ghazals of Naseer Turabi, he was awarded five Nigar Awards, the "Best Singer Of The Millennium" title, "Life Time Achievement Award", "Legend Award" and Lux Style Award. In 2003, 20 years after his death, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf awarded him the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the "star of excellence," an honour given for distinguished merit in the fields of literature, sports, medicine, or science. A street in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi named Ahmed Rushdi Road, he is the only deceased Pakistani singer, who according to the survey of Asian Woman Magazine conducted in 2016, is declared as a darling singer of all time. Ahmed Rushdi was born to a religious, conservative family of Hyderabad Deccan in 1934, his father, Syed Manzoor Mohammad, taught Arabic, Islamic History and Persian at Aurangabad College, Deccan.
He died. From a young age, Rushdi was fond of listening to the musical programs, including songs, which were broadcast from the radio, he neither inherited music from any one, nor any body in his family was affiliated to music. Ahmed Rushdi's singing talents impressed a close friend of his father, whom he called uncle and who loved him dearly, he enrolled in a local music academy in Hyderabad Deccan. Moreover, two popular composers of the time, M. A. Rauf and Iqbal Qureshi taught music in the same school. Thus, Ahmed Rushdi learned the basics of music from the afore-mentioned teachers, he got some training in classical music from Ustad Nathu Khan. Ahmed Rushdi did not get any sort of formal training of classical music neither before nor after becoming a successful playback singer but he had an effective command over high and low notes, he got recognition. His family moved to Pakistan and settled in Karachi in 1954, where he began participating in variety shows, music programs, children's programs on radio.
In 1954, he recorded his first non-film song, "Bunder Road se Keemari", written by Mehdi Zaheer for the popular Radio Pakistan show Bachchon Ki Duniya. After the success of "Bunder Road se Keemari", Rushdi was offered songs as a playback singer for films and gained popularity, he lent his voice to many hit films like Bara Admi, Wah Rey Zamaney, Raat Ke Rahi, Yeh Dunya and many more. Rushdi got well recognition for singing "Mari lela ne aisi" in Anokhi, "Chalak Rahi Hain Mastiyan" and "Chal Na Sakey Gi 420" in Raaz. In 1961, he sang the popular song "Chand Sa Mukhra Gora Badan" in the film Saperan, for which he received his first Nigar Award as Best Male Playback Singer, he further strengthened his status as one of the top male playback singers in Mehtaab, in which he sang "Gol Gappay Wala Aaya" for actor Alauddin. In 1966, he sang "Ko Ko Koreena", considered the first modern Pakistani pop song; the film Anchal was an important film in Rushdi's career. Music director Khalil Ahmed recorded an sad number "Kisi chaman mei raho tum" in singer Saleem Raza's voice but wanted Rushdi to re-record the song as he was not satisfied with Saleem Raza's singing.
Rushdi did so and the song recorded in his voice satisfied composer Khalil. Raza's career as a singer was affected and doomed on. After that, whenever Khalil composed music for any film, Rushdi remained his first choice; the mid-1960s saw the rise of brilliant singers like Mehdi Hassan and Masood Rana, but it did not affect Rushdi's career and he kept on leading the film music. Music experts including Nisar Bazmi, Sohail Rana and M. Ashraf are unanimous that Rushdi's voice was best suited for every hero and character actor, he lent his voice to Waheed Murad, Mohammad Ali, Santosh Kumar, Habib, Shahid, Qavi Khan, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Rahat Kazmi and was tailor made for every actor of film industry. Rushdi's voice was ideally suited to comedians such as Munawar Zarif, Nirala and Rangeela. Rushdi recorded the ghazal "Shok-e-awargi" written by poet Habib Jalib for actor Syed Kamal in the 1963 film Joker; this ghazal sung by Rushdi, gained popularity amongst music listeners. Rushdi and Jalib again teamed together for Mohammad Ali in the film Khamosh Raho.
Rushdi gained Habib Jalib country-wide fame. He recorded a qawwali "Madiney wale
Deborah Jane Trimmer CBE, known professionally as Deborah Kerr, was a Scottish-born film and television actress. During her international film career, she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the musical film The King and I and a Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as Laura Reynolds in the play Tea and Sympathy, she was a three-time winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. Kerr was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, held the record for any actress without winning in the lead actress category until 2019 when Glenn Close made it to seven. In 1994, having received honorary awards from the Cannes Film Festival and BAFTA, she received an Academy Honorary Award with a citation recognising her as "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection and elegance"; as well as The King and I, her films include An Affair to Remember, From Here to Eternity, Quo Vadis, The Innocents, Black Narcissus, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, King Solomon's Mines, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Sundowners, Separate Tables.
Deborah Jane Trimmer was born in Glasgow, the only daughter of Kathleen Rose and Capt. Arthur Charles Kerr-Trimmer, a World War I veteran who lost a leg at the Battle of the Somme and became a naval architect and civil engineer. Kerr had a younger brother, who became a journalist, he was killed in a road rage incident in 2004. Kerr was educated at the independent Northumberland House School, Henleaze in Bristol, at Rossholme School, Weston-super-Mare. Kerr trained as a ballet dancer, first appearing on stage at Sadler's Wells in 1938. After changing careers, she soon found success as an actress, her first acting teacher was her aunt, Phyllis Smale, who ran the Hicks-Smale Drama School in Bristol. She adopted the name Deborah Kerr on becoming a film actress. Kerr's first stage appearance was at Weston-super-Mare in 1937, as "Harlequin" in the mime play Harlequin and Columbine, she went to the Sadler's Wells ballet school and in 1938 made her début in the corps de ballet in Prometheus. After various walk-on parts in Shakespeare productions at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, she joined the Oxford Playhouse repertory company in 1940, inter alia, "Margaret" in Dear Brutus and "Patty Moss" in The Two Bouquets.
In 1943, aged 21, Kerr made her West End début as "Ellie Dunn" in a revival of Heartbreak House at the Cambridge Theatre, stealing attention from stalwarts such as Edith Evans and Isabel Jeans. "She has the rare gift", wrote critic Beverley Baxter, "of thinking her lines, not remembering them. The process of development from a romantic, silly girl to a hard, disillusioned woman in three hours was moving and convincing". Kerr returned to the London stage 29 years in many productions including the old-fashioned, The Day After the Fair, a Peter Ustinov comedy, Overheard and a revival of Emlyn Williams's The Corn is Green. After her first London success in 1943, she toured Scotland in Heartbreak House. Near the end of the Second World War, she toured Holland and Belgium for ENSA as "Mrs Manningham" in Angel Street, Britain in Gaslight. Having established herself as a film actress in the meantime, she made her Broadway debut in 1953, appearing in Robert Anderson's Tea and Sympathy, for which she received a Tony Award nomination.
Kerr repeated her role along with her stage partner John Kerr in Vincente Minnelli's film adaptation of the drama. In 1955, Kerr won the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance in Chicago during a national tour of the play. After her Broadway début in 1953, she toured the United States with Sympathy. In 1975, she returned to Broadway, creating the role of Nancy in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Seascape. In 1977, she came back to the West End, playing the title role in a production of George Bernard Shaw's Candida; the theatre, despite her success in films, was always to remain Kerr's first love though going on stage filled her with trepidation: I do it because it's like dressing up for the grown ups. I don't mean to belittle acting but I'm like a child when I'm out there performing—shocking the grownups, enchanting them, making them laugh or cry. It's a kind of masochistic madness; the older you get, the easier it should be. Kerr's first film role was in the British production Contraband in 1940, but her scenes were edited out.
With her next two British films—Major Barbara and Love on the Dole —her screen future seemed assured and her performance, said James Agate of Love on the Dole, "is not within a mile of Wendy Hiller's in the theatre, but it is a charming piece of work by a pretty and promising beginner, so pretty and so promising that there is the usual yapping about a new star". She went on to make Hatter's Castle, in which she starred opposite Robert Newton and James Mason, played a Norwegian resistance fighter in The Day Will Dawn, she was an immediate hit with the public: British exhibitors voted her the most popular local female star at the box office. In 1943, she played three women in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. During the filming, according to Powell's a