Born Iris Colleen Summers on July 7, 1924, in Pasadena, CA, singer Mary Ford is best known for her work with husband/legendary guitarist Les Paul. The pair met in the late '40s (while Ford was a country singer), and quickly began reeling off a string of hit jazz standards, their biggest hit being "How High the Moon." From 1953 through 1960, Paul and Ford hosted their very own television program, The Les Paul and Mary Ford at Home Show, while the duo continued to record together until they divorced in 1964. Ford passed away on September 30, 1977.
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