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Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, September 9, 1959
Page 13
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fcage 11 -j&g XJ£*i rlpP '>'.•'¥&'?& fe'sm *&* K;;A? &$&!.• - LEE "FAHCHO" NORTON -i - ;~ Fiesta Quilt Stir '*~V. •Lee Norton Born Day Of Villa Raid -Let Norton, who'll be a guest jtar- at the La Esjuellta Carnl- vil/ln.FiBeport this weekend, was torn. in Mexico City of American- parents during the hectic-days of the Mexican Revolution. ;pa the very day of his birth, Panchd Villa was making one of ; his' fabulous raids on the eapHol'city of Mexico. Lee's father was a : missionary in Mexico at "the time, and due. tor .the danger involved tha church ordered . him to bring his family out of Mexico. He-then lettled in El Paso, where "'Let spent his boyhood. When Lee was 16, his family moved to Lp« Angeles, where he : fihlshad his - sehooling and lost no time getting into show business. ' - -He started out singing with a: vocal trio, and it was from this ttio that • JCavier Cugat chose- him" tb sing with his original rhumbs band in the Coco- nuf'Gfove in Los Angeles. Lee's ability to sing in Spanish: -won him the job over2C3 Latins 'who auditioned for it. Soon -Lee found himself doubling 'as vocalist for both Ougat and'FKil Harris, who was also playing the "Grove" at the time. ' '-, At "the termination of this engagement, .both Cugat and Harrisr left- Los Angeles foi tour of the nation, but Lee preferred )o stay in L.A. He joined -Jay Whiddens band and shared .the vocal spotlight with a -young lady by th« name of Betty Grable. Lee spent four years with this band and' toured the top night spots in the county. After this period, Lee took an offer to join the famous dance team, Veloz and Volanda for an extended tour of the nation terminating with a long engagement at the Waldorf Astoria in" New York. In the meantime, Lee had gotten .[married and became a father." So, • wanting to settle down in one place, in 1937, he became' staff "vocalist at Radio Station' WKY in Oklahoma CityVrHe stayed there until World .War II, when ha joined a camp, show arid played every Aroiy,";Navy and Marine camp froiniBangor, Me. to Key West, Flojclda with one Herb Shrlner. In 'i944 Lee returned to' WKY, wherejhe stayed until coming to ; Houston in 1947 to assume the, singing chores on the "Gratia,, Prize Show". Since that time Lee has entertained KPRC and KPHC- TVs listeners and viewers with his 'fine' voice, his famous characters Pancho, Patheringay and Urieje 2eb and his keen sense of Tiunibr. Efe-has appeared, on many/shows (TV, Radio & Per- soniTAppearances) with Curly Fox and Miss Ruby, as a regular. '"mj^iber of that popular showjiasti • In "1955 Lee wag appointed program supervisor of KPRC. Boy Finds Stolen BikelnFreeport A bicycle reported stolen on Sept. 4 was recovered Monday night. Paut GammUl, 1418 West llth, Ereeport, called police at 7:39 p"m. to report a found bicycle jiear the railroad tracks bahiiyi' an ice company. The bicycle belonged to Jimmy, Wjslker, 1422 West 12th Street... It 'was brought to the pslice, station and the owner was .notified. .^Tw^'lpun-awsy Preeport boys wer^'... ;Tepprted to Freeport ppUc£',at S:l\ p.jn. Monday. T^ey vyere thought by their parents' *° be heading toward the" Dallas area. ^'•rjaniin the 100 Block of South JFront Street reported an apparently drunk man in his bpj#e"Iate Monday night The man" told police it was a case of mfsjiirectiess and he got the ' ISfe cha pc.UJSB-i or he ^c ges, were filed by toy the home own'«!« if he wished. I>IAL BE 3.5938 Wat "flft PeHmjr 2»* Fncport and ^ rff.'vfj M »0r> U^ A i Aa good as II looks and it looks plenty good I VALUE! 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