Barbara McNair (1934-2007) Singer, Actress

Racine Journal Times columnist hands talent show award to Barbara McNair (c. 1950s)
Barbara McNair “Just In Time” on The Ed Sullivan Show
Barbara McNair – Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1967) | All Scenes
1952 Racine City Directory, Barbara McNair, age 18, lived at 2036 Racine Street.
2036 Racine Street where Barbara McNair lived with her family

Racine Journal Times, April 29, 1952

Teen-Age Talent Presents Program

Racine teen-agers presented an hour and a half of variety entertainment for a large crowd in Memorial Hall Sunday evening in the amateur hour sponsored by John M. Gross Post of Catholic War Veterans.

First prize, a hundred dollar defense bond, went to Barbara McNair, senior at Washington Park High School, who sang “September Song.”

Second prize was awarded to Bob Ainsworth, student of William Horlick High School, for his accordion selection, “Dance of the Comedians.” Third and fourth prizes went to Johnny Bernez of Mitchell who played “A-Ba-Ba-Re-Ba” as an accordion solo, and to an adagio team, Wayne Gerou of St. Catherine’s and Patty Fergus, student at Mygatt’s School.

Winners were determined by a point system, with Miss Jean Binks, Les Beck and Mayor John Gothner acting as judges. W. C. (Tex) Reynolds served as master of ceremonies and at the close of the program presented the prizes to the winners.

Barbara McNair and her parents, Horace and Claudia. Racine Journal Times, April 13, 1960

3 thoughts on “Barbara McNair (1934-2007) Singer, Actress

  1. My moms parents lived above the liquor store in Racine. I was just told my mom would visit Barbara when she was in town to visit her parents

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