Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Debbie or Sandra?

Why do I keep getting these songs stuck in my head? Well this time I know where it came from. My new friend Tammy and her blog are to blame. Yes, in the past few days since discovering another kindred spirit, Tammy's In Love keeps running through my mind. So, let's all sing along...

That was great! I knew you'd remember the words.

Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) was the original movie (my favorite) starring Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Nielsen.
Debbie has her own website with lots of information on her life and career. Guess what song you'll hear when you click Debbie's site. Oh, yes, out of all of Debbie's work, it's Tammy that greets you there. Don't be surprised if Debbie shows up here on my blog another time.

In 1961, Sandra Dee starred with John Gavin in Tammy Tell Me True.

Sandra has a fan website that doesn't seem to be updated but still has quite a bit of information.
And Sandra Dee returned in 1963 with Peter Fonda in Tammy and the Doctor. This time Sandra performs Tammy's In Love.

I have to wonder if Tammy's dialog was based on a study of river people or did some Hollywood writer make it up.
All three movies are great fun. Hubby bought me the DVD set and he enjoys watching them with me.

Now I don't remember seeing this when I was a kid but they made 26 half-hour episodes of Tammy for TV in 1965-1966. Here's a little peek.

In 1967 the 4th Tammy movie, Tammy and the Millionaire was released. It starred the same cast from the TV show.  This movie has one of my favorite Tammy quotes: "Looks is a heap more important than brains because most men can see a lot better than they can think."

So, do you have a favorite Tammy? 


Shirley Hatfield said...

Definitely Tammy and the Bachelor! I get teared up every time I watch it. Silly miscellaney...everytime I ride Pirates of the Caribbean in DL...the part that floats by the bayou houseboats...I start singing "Tammy" to the annoyance of my boatmates. =D

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I actually have only seen Sandra as Tammy! I didn't even know Debbie was the first until a few years ago. Where was I???? ;) I also found out there were 2 Gigets! My, my, how can a girl keep up?!

Tammy's in Love said...

Awww, gosh! Thanks so much for the intro to your readers! You know, I have to say, I'm glad Mom named me after that movie and not Gilda or some such! She used to call me to the radio when the instrumental version of the song was on the license plate holder on the 57 says it "Tammy's in Love". I got a good guy and have kept him 35 years now!

In Love

GardenofDaisies said...

I've only seen one of the movies! I see that I am missing out. Guess I should watch the old movie channel more often. :-) So, was the doll Tammy based on the movie Tammy? When I was a girl, my mom gave me a Pepper doll... she was Tammy's little sister. (I still have her.)

Vicki said...

Oh, Linda Ruthie, I hadn't thought about Tammy in a long, long time. I loved all of the Tammy movies. My mama did too. I remember going to the drive in movie to see some of them. Thank you for reminding me of these wonderful gems from my "growing up days". Hope you have a delightful week ahead, my friend~Vicki