Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002) has been referred to as “one of the best friends a song ever had.” Her career spanned six decades during which she became one of America’s most beloved entertainers on vinyl, in films, on radio, and on television. When she received her Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2002, few realized that this marked her achievements not only in music, but in life, for Clooney was nothing if not a true survivor.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests via Zoom from Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she works to bring her subjects to life while making a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as an independent scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.