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Young lady, old pro: Joey dazzles the Empire Room
by Will Leonard
February 5, 1971

A VIVACIOUS, curvaceous, bodacious girl who is extremely flexible right in the middle, with a mop of long blond hair and a pouting face that reminds you of Marilyn Monroe, with an flagging energy and an ability for singing a note right on key and dancing a step right in time. Is that bad?

Well, Joey Heatherton looks like such a sex symbol that neither the members of the audience who are paying the in the Empire Room, nor their dates who are seething with feminine competition, are able to relax and listen to the way the girl sings a song. But they enjoy one of the most colorful shows the Palmer House has had in many a month.

Joey is known to most Americans by way of the television tube, but she has spent a lifetime in this business of performing, and it shows-magnificently. She's a very young lady [25J, but she s a very old pro.

She comes for to sing and for to bend her frame amidships In time to the music, flinging the lower portion quickly from east to west. She doesn't try to break your heart with the way she turns a musical phrase, the way Roberta Flack is doing these nights at Mister Kelly's. Joey is more intent on dazzling the eye than the ear.

And she does her thing on State Street as well as Roberta does hers on Rush Street.

There's a lighthearted, glittering, happy aura about her show [which lasts only three-quarters of an hour but burns up more calories than many another turn which goes over an hour]. There are no outright jokes. In fact, the first laugh line on opening night was at the moment the show ended, when one of the musicians in Ben Arden's big band, augmented from 10 to 21 men for her performance, breathed audibly: "Man, where's my oxygen tent?"

Joey bats her eyes, smiles sweetly while swinging naughtily, changes costumes frequently. She starts in a black, filmy creation over a tight, black, sequined jump suit, switches to an old-time, pink and fluffy chorus girl costume for a wild "Frankie and Johnny" number, reappears in a floor length gown of white, again covered with sequins, and goes off in a black-and-white Judy Garlandish playsuit outfit with a top hat concealing her long, golden locks.

Her material changes more often than her costume, from nostalgia to impressions to contemporary numbers, but with practically no commentary in between the tunes. That's a nice way for a singer to operate. Some girls are singer-comediennes; others are just singers.

Two exceptionally nimble dancers, Carl Coppock and John Daenen. abet Miss Heatherton, filling the spotlight once in a while when she s changing costume, and helping out in several interludes when her terpsichorean efforts take on the aspects of production numbers.

This gal is more than beautiful. She's also show biz.


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Joey Heatherton:
 "Let Me Entertain You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me"
from The White House May 24, 1973
Joey Heatherton:
"Light My Fire"
from The Hollywood Palace. Air Date October 5, 1968
Joey Heatherton:
"The Road I Took You To (Pieces)"
from the Orange Bowl Parade Air date: December 11, 1977
Joey Heatherton:
 "Gitchy Goomy" and "Let Me Entertain You"
from the German TV Show Klimbim. Air Date July 24, 1973
Joey Heatherton:
"A Shine on Your Shoes" 
from the German TV Show Klimbim. Air Date July 24, 1973
Joey Heatherton:
 "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
from The Hollywood Palace. Air Date January 31, 1970
Joey Heatherton:
 "I Love a Parade"
 from The Hollywood Palace. Air date: September 5, 1967
Joey Heatherton:
"By Myself"
from The Hollywood Palace. Air date October 8, 1966
Joey Heatherton:
Dancing
Doug Hennings World of Magic. Air date: December 23, 1976
Joey Heatherton:
\Joey Heatherton and Bob Hope:
 "Love is a Simple Thing"
from The Bob Hope Special. Air date: November 13, 1973
 Joey Heatherton:
 "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis"
from The Dean Martin Show. Air Date: January 25, 1968
Joey Heatherton:
"You Can Have Him"
 from The Dean Martin Show. Air Date: January 25, 1968
Joey Heatherton and Gene Kelly:
"Shine On Harvest Moon"
 from The Hollywood Palace. Air Date: February 2, 1964
Joey Heatherton:
"Hey, Look Me Over"
 from The Jerry Lewis Show. Air Date: October 17, 1967
Joey Heatherton:
"Look to the Rainbow" and "Look What They've Done to My Song"
from Jack Benny's First Farewell Special. Air Date: January 18, 1973
Joey Heatherton:
 "I've Got Your Number"
from The Dean Martin Show. Air Date: September 16, 1965
Joey Heatherton:
 "Getting to Know You" and "Gimmie a Little Kiss"
 from The Bob Hope Special.  Air date: January 19, 1966
Joey Heatherton and Bob Hope:
 "It's a Lovely Day "
 from The Bob Hope Special. Air Date: January 18, 1967
Joey Heatherton:
 "The Road I Took You To (Pieces)"
from Old Faithful. Air Date: March 12, 1973
Joey Heatherton:
 "Someone to Watch Over Me"
from Old Faithful. Air Date: March 12, 1973
Joey Heatherton:
 "Nice n' Easy" 
from The Dean Martin Show. Air Date: October 16, 1969
Joey Heatherton and Dean Martin:
Children's Songs Medley
from The Dean Martin Show. Air Date: October 16, 1969
 Joey Heatherton:
"A Man and a Woman"
from The Andy Williams Show. Air date: November 20, 1966
Joey Heatherton and Andy Williams:
"Goin' Out of My Head"
from The Andy Williams Show. Air date: September 25, 1966
Joey Heatherton:
 "I Love You, I Honestly Love You"
 from The Mike Douglas Show. Air date: February 13, 1975
Joey Heatherton:
 "I'm All Smiles"
from The Hollywood Palace. Air date: December 4, 1965
Joey Heatherton:
 "Sunny"
from The Bob Hope Special. Air Date: April 19, 1973
Joey Heatherton:
 Serta Perfect Sleeper 
Joey Heatherton:
"Frankie and Johnny"
from The Dean Martin Show. Air Date: October 27, 1966
Joey Heatherton:
 "If" and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"
 from the 1976 Labor Day Weekend Jerry Lewis Telethon
Joey Heatherton:
"You Made Me Love You"
 from the 1977 Labor Day Weekend Jerry Lewis Telethon
Joey Heatherton:
 "I've Got the World on a String"
 from the 1979 Labor Day Weekend Jerry Lewis Telethon
Joey Heatherton:
 "I Go to Rio"
 from the 1979 Labor Day Weekend Jerry Lewis Telethon
Joey Heatherton
 "Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goodbye)" and "New York, New York"
from the 1980 Labor Day Weekend Jerry Lewis Telethon
Joey Heatherton:
The Tonight Show. Air date: April 28, 1977
Joey Heatherton:
from Monsanto Presents Tony Bennett Air date: March 11, 1973
from The Sonny and Cher Show Air date: December 26, 1976
"Too Marvelous For Words"
from Dean Martin Presents The Golddiggers
Air date: June 27, 1968
Joey Heatherton:
"Jumpin Jive"
from Dean Martin Presents The Golddigers
Air date: August 22, 1968
Joey Heatherton:
"Baby Face"
"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"
from The Dean Martin Show
Air date; March 9, 1967


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Joey Heatherton The Jerry Lewis Telethon
Joey Heatherton Jack Benny's First  Farewell Special
Joey Heatherton The Mike Douglas Show
Joey Heatherton The Jerry Lewis Show
Joey Heatherton Doug Henning's World of Magic Special
Joey Heatherton POW Homecoming  Dinner  at the White House
Joey Heatherton The Bob Hope Special
Joey Heatherton The Andy Williams Show
Joey Heatherton Klimbim
Joey Heatherton Serta Perfect Sleeper
Joey Heatherton The Orange Bowl Parade
Joey Heatherton The Tonight Show
Joey Heatherton Old Faithful TV Special
Joey Heatherton The Hollywood Palace
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Joey Heatherton Reviews and Photos
Joey Heatherton Reviews and Photos II
Joey Heatherton Reviews and Photos III
Joey Heatherton The Sonny and Cher Show
Joey Heatherton Monsanto Presents Tony Bennett
Joey Heatherton iMDB
Joey Heatherton YouTube Channel
Joey Heatherton - Some Facebook Comments
Joey Heatherton - Joey and Dad
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