Anchors Aweigh

Anchors aweigh.jpgKathryn Grayson did many movie musicals in her career. One of her most memorable performances was along side Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in the 1945 smash film Anchors Aweigh. Following the story line of two sailors who go on a four day shore leave in Hollywood, Kathryn Grayson shines as the love interest to Frank Sinatra.

When we are introduced to Joe Brady (Kelly) and Clarence Doolittle (Sinatra), we watch as these two friends set out on separate ways for their four day shore leave. Joe is set on spending time with his girlfriend, while Clarence tries to learn to talk to girls. After seeing a young boy who dreams of being in the Navy wandering around the dock and being picked up by the police, Clarence is later introduced to his Aunt Susie (Grayson) whom he is instantly smitten with. After trying to go their separate ways for their shore leave, the two are stuck together after making a trip to the young boy’s school and a trip to MGM to help Susie find her dream of becoming an actress, this movie is filled with song and dance that is to entertain for many generations to come.

Kathryn Grayson was born on February 9, 1922 only to go onto become one of the most well known actress in movie musicals. She had done many starring roles n some of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, like Anchors Aweigh. Her name is one that is not well known, but her voice has been heard by many people around the world.


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