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November 4, 2022

“The Queen of Cabaret”: 20 Gorgeous Photos of Julie Wilson in the 1950s

Born 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, American singer and actress Julie Wilson won the title of Miss Nebraska and would have competed in the Miss America pageant, until it was discovered that she was just under the required minimum age of 18.


Wilson made her Broadway stage debut in the 1946 revue Three to Make Ready. In 1951, she moved to London to star in the West End production of Kiss Me, Kate. She returned to New York to replace Joan Diener in Kismet. Additional Broadway credits include The Pajama Game (1954), Jimmy (1969), Park (1970), and Legs Diamond (1988), for which she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She also toured in Show Boat, Panama Hattie, Silk Stockings, Follies, Company, and A Little Night Music.

Wilson suffered a stroke on April 5, 2015, in Manhattan and died the same day. She was 90. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see portraits of young Julie Wilson in the 1950s.
























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