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     Van Dyke, Marcia (26th March 1924-Present)

    She is a violinist, singer and actress born in Grants Pass, Oregon.  Making her name known from the 1940s she appeared in films and TV series such as A Date With Judy, In the Good old Summertime, Robert Montgomery Presents, Shadow on the Wall, Toast of the Town and won a Theatre World award for her role as Katie in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn which also marked her Broadway debut. During her professional career she has performed with many groups and artists including Dorothy Ashby, George Bohannon, Stanley Clarke, Neil Diamond, George Duke, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Gap Band, Milt Jackson, Earl Klugh and D.J. Rogers.  Albums she has appeared on over the years include School Daze by Stanley Clarke, The Joy of Sax by Sonny Criss, In My Lifetime by Neil Diamond, Guardian of the Light by George Duke, All 'n' All by Earth, Wind & Fire, The Gap Band, Porgy & Bess by Cleo Laine and Ray Charles.

     

    The Gap Band recordings

    Baby Baba Boogie (Lonnie Simmons/Charlie Wilson)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.classicmoviemusicals.com/actorsv.htm
    2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0886739/
    3. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0886739/otherworks
    4. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/webs/0,,505004,00.html
    5. http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,858095,00.html
    6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_Days_%28album%29
    7. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dzfexqegld6e~T4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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