Helon Blount

Helon Blount Kaldenberg, a Broadway actress who appeared in The Most Happy Fella, Woman of the Year and Follies, died March 7, 2005, after a long illness. She was 76. The Texas native appeared professionally as Helon Blount, and got to sing the Broadway Lone Star anthem "Big D" (about Dallas) in the original production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella. She was an understudy for the role of Cleo, who belted the song. She would take over the role from Susan Johnson during the Broadway run. Some 40 years later, Ms. Blount returned to Loesser's work, playing Granny Briggs is a revised version of Greenwillow, in 1997 in Sarasota, FL.

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