Jeri Southern -
Questions and Answers
Do you have a question that's not answered here or on
another page? Then send it to me and I'll see if I
can help! (Remove all the z's from my address to send it
Questions about Jeri:
*What's your relationship to Jeri?
Jeri was my grandmother's sister, making her my
*What is Jeri's real name?
Genevieve Lillian Hering
*How did she die?
Jeri was hospitalized for pneumonia on a Friday and
passed away the following Sunday morning.
*Why did she stop singing?
Jeri was quite a shy person. When she started becoming
rather well-known, she decided to leave the situation. As
well, music was her passion, but singing wasn't. She
started singing to get more money. It's my guess that it
wasn't all that hard for her to stop.
*What movies did she appear in?
My grandmother tells me that Jeri appeared in two movies,
"I, Mobster" and "The Big Beat" in
which Art Carney appeared. She also sang the theme song
for the movie, "Fire Down Below", which many of
you have already told me about!
*Was she ever married? Does she have any
Yes, she married and divorced more than
once. She only had one child, Kathryn King, who is a
Questions about the page:
*Why don't you have any sound clips?
I'm really not sure how legal that is. And I don't have
any. There are several online things you could try if you
are looking for songs on-line. Some of the links in the
Store area lead to partial clips from albums.
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Last update: Feb. 2001