Loulie Price
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Loulie Jean Norman (Price) passed away on August 2, 2005, at the age of 92. after a brief, serious condition. She had her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with her.
Born in Alabama on March 12, 1913, to Edward and Rebecca Norman. Had three brothers, Cham, Rea, and James and one sister Rosalind, all deceased.
Started her career as a radio singer in New York; also hosted her own radio show and did some modelng.
She may have becme an opera singer, but met and married Norman Henry Price, a WWII decorated pilot, and moved to Panama City,FL, where Norman taught Clark Gable to fly.  Gable would become a lifelong friend.
The couple moved to Los Angeles, CA and had four children - Patricia, Pamela, Priscilla, and Norman, Jr..  She started a career as a studio/session singer, to be home each night with her family..  Her career covered almost 50 years,  and she was one of the hardest working studio singers in the business 
Her best friends and fellow singers are known as the G-6.  They have been inseparble and shared work, travel, fun, and life's most difficult situations, and still were always there for each other.  
Loulie inspired and mentored many young singers over the years, and her legacy will be carried on by these fine singers.
She has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, plus an enormous group of people who consider her "Grandma Loulie," the most glamorous grandmother ever.  The song Loulie is singing on this web page, "Vocalize," was written by one of her dearest friends, Hugh Martin, another legend in entertainment ss well.
Loulie Jean Norman  was  probably the world's best-known wordless vocal--the warped-up melody from the theme to the original "Star Trek" television series, even though she only received studio pay for a one time gig for the song. She was a  ghost-singer and one of the hardest-working session singers in Hollywood,.  Her siren calls can also be heard on "Moon of Manakoora" and several other numbers on Enchanted Island (Capitol) by "The Polynesians.  She was one of a female backing group, along with Jacqueline (Jackie) Allen, Dorothy McCarthy, and Virginia Rees, that backed Elvis on the song, "Moonlight Swim", from the Blue Hawaii soundtrack session, on March 22, 1961. A soprano who started out with the Mel Tones in the 40s, she sang in the chorus in numerous movies, and was also voice double for Diahann Carroll in the movie, Porgy and Bess,for Juliet Prowse in G. I. Blues. and for Stella Stevens in Too Late for the Blues.   Loulie was most well-known for singing the "Star Trek" television series theme. She sang extensively as studio singer in Wonderful World or Hari Kari .Loulie Jean Norman, Gloria Wood and Walker Edmiston  and Freddy Morgan often sang with Spike Jones and his City Slickers.  She also provided the lovely,.lilting voice for The Tokens "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."  Hers was the highest, clearest soprano in many Disney animated movies, as well as in Disney theme parks, as the eerie ghost in the Haunted Mansion, among others..  In the late 1970s, she appeared as the voice of "The Future" on the third of Frank Sinatra's Trilogy album. (far from complete.)
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