Mcmahan, Joan Greer Jo Ann Greer, singer, has been with Les Brown and the Band of Renown for 40 years, (1953-1993); has also worked with such great band leaders as Ray Anthony, Lawrence Welk, Alvino Rey, Charley Barnett and Freddy Slack. Miss Greer's voice has been heard in films, where she dubbed in for many stars including Rita Hayworth, Kim Novack and Dorothy Malone. In addition to numerous appearances on Bob Hope's TV shows, Jo Ann worked on other TV shows such as Al Pierce's ``Stars of Jazz" and Al Jarvis's ``Juke Box Jury." She has also won the ``Down Beat Award." She leaves behind daughter Jayme and two sons Patrick and Bryan (Kim) and 3 grandsons.
Published in Los Angeles Times on Jun. 17, 2001.