Carol Lombard began singing professionally during her
high school years on a C.B.S. Network show in Detroit,
Michigan called "Makeway For Youth" (also called “Accent On Youth” in some sections of the country). The show aired every Saturday morning from WJR, The Goodwill Station Detroit.
While attending Northwestern University’s Music School she spent several summers performing at “The Highland Park Music Theater” including its first year of existence in 1951 near Chicago.
After graduating from NU she went to N.Y.C. where she was hired to tour with the National Company’s “The King and I” for it’s one year schedule. When the show closed she was hired by another “stock” company close to NYC called “The Papermill Playhouse” in Milburn, N.J. Next she was hired by a well known TV jazz singing group called “The Skylarks” to come and sing with them on the Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show in Hollywood. At first they performed on two fifteen minute shows a week, and when NBC Burbank was finally built they added one hour show a month to their schedule. When NBC finally eliminated all fifteen minute shows, Dinah and the Larks began doing a prime time weekly Sunday evening hour “variety” show.
While singing with Dinah and the Larks, Carol started working as a singer/contractor working with such greats as Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Beatles (VeeJay records), Michael Jackson Aretha Franklyn, Judy Garland, H.B. Barnum and many, many more. She was also seen on many TV variety shows such as Carol Burnett, Sonny and Share, the Danny Kaye shows and Mama’s Family to name a few. Carol’s adult singing group is featured on such Title songs as Flipper and Prince Planet---and on most of the early American International musicals working for Al Sims, the first musical director of that budding movie company. Carol’s group is featured in many Beach Party movies with Frankie Avalon / Annette Funicello as well as their records.
In 1978 Carol started The Sherman Oaks Community Children’s Chorus. When the industry heard that Carol was working with “kids”, they began calling her for children’s voices as a singer/contractor. As a result, she renamed those working members of SOCCC “The Carol Lombard Kids”. (Check out our Movies, TV and commercials under “Recent Kids Credits”!)
In October of 2000, Carol was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame along with the Jackson Five, the Hi-Los, the Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, The Platters and many more.
Carol continues to work as a “Kids” singer/contractor today!
The Sherman Oaks Community Children's Chorus
& Carol Lombard Kids are open to children
from 4 to 14 years old who are interested in all aspects
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