Former Country Artist Molly Bee Passes
February 11, 2009 at 2:03 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS send condolences to the family of former Country artist MOLLY MUNCY ("MOLLY BEE"), who passed away from complications of a stroke on SATURDAY (2/7) in OCEANSIDE, CA. She was 69.
MOLLY rose to fame in the 1950s, signing to CAPITOL RECORDS at the age of 13. Her first hit was "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in 1952, and she also found success with hits like "Young Romance," "Don't Look Back" and "5 Points Of A Star." MOLLY was a regular on TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD's daytime TV show. Over the last 10 years, she had been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
A celebration of MOLLY's life will be held at 3p (PT) on MONDAY (2/16) at EL CAMINO MEMORIAL CHAPEL in ENCINITAS, CA. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to St. JUDE CHILDREN's RESEARCH HOSPITAL at www.stjude.org.