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Three Little Girls Who Love To Sing
WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
WHO Des Moines, IA

About The Group

All we have to go by is what little we've found in a couple of old WHO picture booklets. The booklet described them as "...three solo voices that blend in perfect harmony and rhythm."

Kay played the role of "Lily" in Sunset Corners on the WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic show and was in love with the character "George Phillips" who was played by Loren Cunningham (see his biography elsewhere on the site).

In 1938, The Three Little Girls Who Love To Sing were:

  • Ada Elizagbeth Peaker (B: November 8, 1917 — D: December 14, 1992)
  • Kay Neal (B: December 28, 1919 — D: November 20, 1993)
  • Catherine Wenaas (B: April 12, 1916 — December 1, 2009)

Ada married William Lee on July 27, 1941. After their marriage, they lived in Chicago. The couple ended up moving to the Los Angeles area. Kay Neal was one of Ada's bridesmaids at her wedding.

Kay Neal moved to California. Records show that in 1939 she was a student artist in Des Moines. She was born Catherine (Kathryn?) Louise Neal in Madison, MO. In March 1930 and April 1931, she gave a recital at the Hoyt Sherman place with other students of Sara Frank. She had her own 15-minute program over WHO for several years. Program listings indicated she was a 'song stylist.' She was also known as Virginia Dare on the Virginia Dare House Party Program. At the age of 17, she was the star of a morning program called "Butter-Nut Coffee Pot Inn" that aired over WHO in Des Moines, WMT in Cedar Rapids, KMA in Shenandoah and WOW in Omaha, NE.

Credits and Sources

  • WHO Des Moines 1938 Picture Book; Des Moines, IA
  • Miss Ada Beth Parker Marries William B. Lee; July 31, 1941; The Des Moines Register; Des Moines, IA
  • Sara Frank Gives Pupils Recital; March 27, 1930; Des Moines Tribune; Des Moines, IA
  • Miss Sara Frank To Give Student Recital; April 9, 1931; Des Moines Tribune; Des Moines, IA
  • To Be Bride Of R. M. Peck ; September 22, 1940; The Des Moines Register; Des Moines, IA

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