Carlotta King

  1. Irene Manning, The Desert Song, 1942.       The brothers Warner loved Sigmund Romberg’s operetta. They first shot it in 1929 – with Carlotta – and planned a reprise with her in 1935, opposite James Melton, unknown then and now. That plan went awry. By ’38, it was set for Jeannette MacDonald and, naturally, Nelson Eddy. The second version finally took off in ’42 with Manning and Dennis Morgan, followed by a third. eaturing Gordon MacRae and Kathryn Grayson, in 1952.

 Birth year: 1898Death year: 2000Other name: Casting Calls:  1