Mary Ford

Mary Ford
1924 - 1977

Mary Ford  American Singer


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Mary Ford was previously married to Les Paul (1949 - 1964), Marvin Chester Watson (1942 - 1946) and David Marvin Palmquist (1941).


American Singer Mary Ford was born Iris Colleen Summers on 7th July, 1924 in El Monte, California, USA and passed away on 30th Sep 1977 Arcadia, California, USA aged 53. She is most remembered for Musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Mary Ford is a member of the following lists: American women singers, American singers and Alcohol-related deaths in California.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 17 years, 11 months 7 years, 7 months 1 year
Total3 17 years, 11 months 7 years, 7 months 1 year


First Name Mary
Middle Name Colleen
Last Name Ford
Maiden Name Summers
Full Name at Birth Iris Colleen Summers
Alternative Name Iris Colleen Summers, Mary Ford
Age 53 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th July, 1924
Birthplace El Monte, California, USA
Died 30th September, 1977
Place of Death Arcadia, California, USA
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills), Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, musician
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford
Music Genre (Text) Gospel,, Western,, Country, Jazz,, Pop, Gospel, Western, Country
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1939-1966, 1939–1966
Music Style Traditional Pop
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar
Record Label Capitol Records,, Columbia Records,, Calendar Records, Capitol Records, Columbia Records
Associated Acts Sunshine Girls,, Les Paul,, Millie Pace Trio, Sunshine Girls, Les Paul
Father Marshall McKinley Summers
Mother Dorothy May White Summers
Brother Bruce Wendell Summers, Bob Summers
Sister Byron Fletcher Summers, Esther Eva Summers Wootten

Mary Ford (born Iris Colleen Summers; July 7, 1924 – September 30, 1977) was an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits, including "How High the Moon" and "Vaya con Dios", which were number one hits on the Billboard charts. In 1951 alone they sold six million records. With Paul, Ford became one of the early practitioners of multi-tracking.

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Partner Comparison

Mary Ford53 CancerSinger
Les Paul94 GeminiMusician
Marvin Chester Watson58 Gemini
David Marvin Palmquist99 Sagittarius


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Mary ColleenFemaleLes Paul
Robert RalphMaleLes Paul


The Millionaire1955Miss MinnesotaTV Show
Lonesome Trail1945Member - The Sunshine Girls (uncredited)Movie
Montana Plains1945Singer (as Coleen Sumners)Short Film
I'm from Arkansas1944Sunshine Trio Member (uncredited)Movie
Song of the Range1944Singer - The Sunshine Girls (uncredited)Movie


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halfgoofyhalfgoofyJan 24

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stevenApr 3, 2008

His name was Robert

LarryDec 6, 2007

I recently read les Paul And Mary Ford had a baby. The baby only lived five days. Does anyone know the Baby`s name and date of Birth?

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