Georgia Carr was dubbed the “golden throat” girl. She performed as a singer and actress between the 1940s and 1960s.
Carr was born (Mary Louise Thomas) in Los Angeles and worked as a secretary with the Los Angeles Housing Authority while also studying nursing at the University of California. It was during this time that Carr also established herself as a singer as well.
After winning a couple of talent contest and being heard by bandleader Stan Kenton, she changed her name to Georgia Carr. Carr appeared in top clubs in New York City, Chicago, and many other cities. She released several singles on Capitol, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle including “Softly” and “I Dream of You.”
Carr’s voice was described as being a warm, husky voice of intimate style. She appeared in the film ‘Handle With Care’ which was an all-black musical comedy around 1964. Carr died on July 4, 1971, at the age of 46.