Desdemona

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Super cool beatnik singer/dancer at the Hungry Brain club in Richmond, Virginia in the 1960 comedy Visit to a Small Planet. She performs the jazz scat number "Desdemona's Lament" written by hitmakers Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman (?!). In attendance is protagonist Kreton (Jerry Lewis), an alien from another planet who just likes Earth a lot. He wows the beatnik patrons with his cosmic talk, plays a bongo solo via telekinesis, and dances with her.

She's backed by an unnamed house jazz band, played by real musicians, including famous drummer Buddy Rich, bassist Don Bagley, bongo player Jack Costanzo, and sax player Frank Socolow.

Played by Barbara Bostock under the name Barbara Lawson.

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