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Kathryn 'Sugar' Kane


Born - 3 March 1919, White Plains, New York, USA
Died - 10 March 2019

Long before Marilyn Monroe stole her name for her role in Some Like It Hot, the real Sugar Kane was popular on the club and Hollywood scene, as a blue-eyed blonde band singer with barely-there pencilled eyebrows who began as a teenage model. Quite tall at 5ft 7in for the 1930s, she was only seen in a few film assignments in between singing dates, notably with the Benny Goodman Orchestra. Born Katherine Kane, she was seen in the shorts The Magic of Music and A Great Idea (both 1935) before making Love on Toast (1937), Swing, Sister, Swing (1938), Sunset Murder Case (1938), Swingtime in the Movies (1939), Man's Heritage (1939), the shorts Quiet, Please (1939) and The White Cliffs of Dover (1942) and finally That Hagen Girl (1947). She later lectured on music before retiring in the late 1980s.