Gloria Parker: Gloria's 21 piece Swingphony was the largest big band led by a female band leader. Dubbed Princess of the Marimba she had her own nightly coast to coast WABC broadcast The Gloria Parker Show.

Pre-dating today's music videos, Panoram viewed "soundies" on juke boxes in bars, nightclubs and amusement centers included her and her song Here Comes the Fattest Man in Town with comedic personality Mel Blanc as Santa Claus.

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