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Maureen Arthur: A man called Dagger

Here is a funny faux-007 theme song crooned by Maureen Arthur and written by the famous songwriter Steve Allen for the movie of the same name (1967) in which Maureen Arthur has a part.
Born in 1934 in San Jose, California, Maureen Arthur graduated from University City (MO) High School in 1952, where she was an honor student, athlete, and singer. She played in numerous films and TV series. This zaftig blonde comic actress gained a degree of fame on TV in the early 1960's for her dead-on impersonation of Marilyn Monroe. She was seen in this characterization on variety programs, talk shows and TV commercials until the real Monroe's death in 1962. Thereafter, Maureen played dumb-broad characters, notably as the "kept" secretary Hedy LaRue in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967) (she sang the theme of this movie). In the early 1980's, Maureen Arthur was a semi-regular on TV's "Mork and Mindy", playing a flirtatious middle-aged grade-school student.
Listen to this Basseyish song and enjoy!

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