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For The BoysFor The Boys is a 1991 film which traces the life of Dixie Leonard, a 1940s actress/singer who teams up with Eddie Sparks, a famous performer, to entertain American troops.

As in The Rose, Midler’s first starring role and also a blockbuster quasi-biopic, the film is fiction. However, actress/singer Martha Raye believed that Midler’s character was based on many widely known facts about her life and career with the USO and pursued legal action based on that assumption. After a protracted legal engagement, Raye ultimately lost the case. The Caan character was generally believed to be based on Bob Hope.

 

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RECORDING HISTORY

Betty Hutton, Great Ladies of Song, Spotlight On Betty Hutton, Capitol CDP 0777 7 89942 2 0.
Bette Midler, FOR THE BOYS, Motion Picture Soundtrack, Atlantic 7 82329-2.
The King Sisters, Swingin’ On A Star, Collector’s Choice Music, CCM-242.

FILM HISTORY
FOR THE BOYS, Twentieth Century Fox, 1991 (Bette Midler and James Caan)

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