Helen Kane Impressions (1981)Edit
In 1981 Sandy Fox was a featured vocalist for the 1920's jazz group “The Coconut Manor Orchestra” where she opened for legendary jazz musicians Cab Calloway, Pete Fountain, Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie. She toured clubs and festivals on the east coast for over eleven years singing the classic hits of the 1920's Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl Helen Kane.
Sandy's featured numbers were:
In 1991 she was signed on by Universal Studios Hollywood and King Syndicate Features as the Official Betty Boop to travel the world portraying the living version of the famed cartoon character. Sandy has appeared as Betty Boop on the “Rosie O’Donnell Show”, “Good Morning America”, “The Rick Dees Show” as well as hundreds of radio and television publicity appearances nationally and internationally. From 1991-1998 Sandy toured throughout England, Europe, and Asia as the infamous Betty Boop performing a live stage show and making television and radio publicity appearances. In 1998 Sandy recorded the Betty Boop songs for the Universal Studios theme park “Islands of Adventure”. She was the voice of Betty Boop in The Betty Boop Store and Betty Boop and Olive Oyl in The Toon Town Stage Show, and can still be heard by visitors there today.
Sandy Fox: I was the hostess, and I was the one at 2 o'clock in the morning, “Last call for alcohol” over the microphone, and this man walks up to me named Steve Torrico, and he has a 1920s orchestra, and he said, “Oh my gosh, that voice! You sound just like Helen Kane.” She was a very famous pop singer in the 1920s, and she was one of the many women that did Betty Boop's voice. She actually had that “boop-boop-be-doop” in her scat. Betty Boop was actually based on a lot of these 1920s pop singers. He said, “Do you sing?,” and I said, “Yes,” and he said “Come audition for my orchestra.” So I started singing with the Coconut Manor Orchestra singing all the songs of the 1920s era and the Betty Boop songs, and I did that for 11 years. I opened up jazz festivals for Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie and Cab Calloway.
- Sandy Fox is a little confused with the whole Boop backstory she think's that Helen Kane and Annette Hanshaw provided the voice for Betty Boop, when in fact it was actually Mae Questel. Helen Kane was the inspiration for Betty Boop she didn't provide the voice for the animated character.
- Sandy Fox has a high pitched voice and can easily impersonate Mae's Boop-Oop-a-Doop routine.
- Sandy Fox is best known for her voice work in Anime.
- Sandy has previously revived her role as Betty Boop for Lancome Paris Star Eyes in 2012.