Today is the 78th birthday of singer Jill Corey. Corey was well-known for singing American pop standards during the 1950s. She sang with the Percy Faith Orchestra and was a regular on one of Johnny Carson's first television shows.
In 1953, she was featured on the cover of Life magazine and released her first single, "Minneapolis." It was written by Bob Hilliard and Minneapolis-native Sid Lippman. Jill Corey quit show business in 1961 after marrying Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Don Hoak in 1961. She re-started her career after Hoak died of a heart attack in 1969.