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Ella Logan
1913 - 1969

Singer. Born Ina Allan, in Dennistoun (Glasgow), Logan began her career as a child star singing in music halls. By the age of 17, she was appearing in the West End of London.

She toured Europe in the early 1930s and claimed to have snubbed Adolf Hitler in a Cologne nightclub. Having married an American tap-dancer, she moved to the USA and began recording jazz records, She quickly followed this with Hollywood stardom, including films such as 52nd Street (1937) and The Goldwyn Follies (1938). However it was as a singer, particularly in Broadway musicals, that Logan was most successful. Logan returned to Europe during World War II to entertain the troops.

She is the aunt of entertainer Jimmy Logan (1928 - 2001) and, sometime guardian to his singing sister Annie Ross (b.1930).

Logan remains better-known in the USA than in her homeland.


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