LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT KATHY WESTMORELAND
She was a runner-up in the National Miss Teenage America Contest (first year of the contest circa 1961).
A gifted athelete she was named Most Valuable Player in every sport she participated in throughout all of her school years.
Won 2nd place in Seal Beach, CA golf tournament.
Grand Marshal in the Norco Parade (circa early 1980's).
Member of The National Honor Society (circa 1960's).
Listed in Cambridge Who's Who.
In 1967 was Snow White in the Christmas Parade at Disneyland singing "Someday My Prince Will Come" while surrounded by Seven Dwarfs dancing around her sparkling jeweled filled cart pulled by equines.
Kathy was also a concert pianist, percussionist (Was first chair drummer/percussionist throughout her Junior and early High School years.
She enrolled in college preparing to be a Marine Biologist (in case her singing career did not work out). Never got to attend one class because her career took off immediately upon high school graduation.
Day after high school graduation started working at Melodyland Theatre In The Round (Anaheim, CA) doing musical comedies such as: "Annie Get Your Gun", starring Harve Persnell and Betty Hutton with Kathy playing Winnie, and "Bye Bye Birdie",starring George Gobel and Kathy playing Alice.
Her classmate, Steve Martin, suggested that they put together a comedy act, opera soon took a back seat to laughs. They worked together for four years at the Birdcage Theater at Knotts Berry Farm, performing old fashioned melodramas, doing their comedy act during the olio, which followed the plays, and in local coffee houses and clubs. "We were really 'absurdist' comedians, mixing in Steve's magic and banjo playing with my singing and comedy" Kathy recalls. "He is so brilliant, and for some reason we were perfect foils for one another. When our society became intensely and seriously anti-Vietnam War, our kind of humor just wasn't what was in demand."
Was a member of Roger Wagner's Master Chorale in Los Angeles, CA.
Her goal was a career in opera, cantatas and oratorios and at eighteen she became the youngest member of The Metropolitian Opera National Company.
Kathy Westmoreland has performed and sung/recorded with a "who's who" of professional entertainers during her illustrious career including the Sandpipers, the Jimmy Joyce Singers/Dancers, the Ray Coniff Singers, The Johnny Mann Singers, Charlie Rich, Wayne Newton, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, The Carpenters, Elvis Presley and too many to list.
Her voice is heard on thousands of jingles and commercials for radio and TV.
Active in rescuing animals in need and helping human beings in need.
Kathy and Barbara Eden unveiled the Elvis Stamp for the press and the world to see for the first time at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nv.
Kathy studied voice/drama/dance/piano/percussion all her life...but then realized VOICE was her best gift so concentrated on that. She was prepared, worked for years long before "FATE" intervened...and Elvis called when she was recommended to him. Kathy has mentioned before...it was just one more job to her, but this one...altered her life dramatically...forever."