Lu Ann Simms (Rochester, New York, July 11, 1932 - Hollywood, September 21, 2003) was a well known 1950s singer and performer on The Arthur Godfrey Show.
Born Lu Ann Ciminelli, she married music publisher Loring Buzzell and they had two daughters, Cindy and Beth. Loring died of a heart attack at age 32 in 1959.
Lu Ann Simms died on September 21, 2003. She is interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park. She shares her crypt with daughter Beth. Simms' plaque reads:
"LOVED ICE CREAM & DODGERS"
1. Judy Gail Krasnow Rudolph, Frosty, and Captain Kangaroo 1595808647 - 2007 "As one of Arthur Godfrey's “Little Godfreys,” Lu Ann Simms's voice, popularity, adorable appearance, and sweet personality.. "
2. LIFE - Jan 9, 1956 - Page 57 Pretty LU ANN SIMMS — star of TV and stage, and Columbia Recording artist — with her daughter Cindy "I NEVER MAKE MY BEDS" * Please don't get me wrong about those beds," says Lu Ann Simms, in private life Mrs. Loring Buzzell.
3. Billboard - Oct 26, 1959 - Page 16 NEW YORK — Loring Buzzell, head of the publishing- firm of Hecht, Lancaster and Buzzell, died suddenly last week (20) of a heart attack. He was 32 years ... Buzzell was the husband of Lu Ann Simms, whom he married in 1954. The past six .."
4. Memmott: Recalling Lu Ann Simms, '50s singing sensation