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Werr, Helen (Ellen White) (1923-1997)



  • Existence: 1923 - 1997


Helen Werr (stage name Ellen White) was born in 1923 in Enid, Oklahoma and her family moved to Kansas City, Missouri before her first birthday. In the 1940s she was a frequent featured vocalist on the popular KMBC show “945 Melody Road” as well as the “Brush Creek Follies.” She also performed with Warrenn Durrett and his orchestra, and later Jimmy Joy and his orchestra in Memphis, Tennessee. Werr died in 1997 and is interred with her sister Loretta at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen Werr (Ellen White) Collection

Identifier: MS-0354
Scope and Contents

The Helen Werr collection was anonymously donated to the Department of Special Collections in May 2017. It is dedicated to Werr’s career as a singer during the 1940s under the pseudonym, Ellen White. There are photos of a young Werr, as well as photos of her on tour in the 1940s. Additionally there are newspaper clippings, contracts, scripts from shows, a scrapbook of her performing career, and recordings.

Dates: 1944 - 1949