- Category : 1911-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 3
American soprano singer whose 1953 duet with Eddie Fisher on the song "I'm Walking Behind You" reached number one on both the Billboard Top 100 and the UK Singles Chart.
In the 1940s, Sweetland provided voice dubbing for singing voices in movies, notably for Joan Leslie, Brenda Marshall, Martha Vickers and Joan Fontaine.
She was featured as solo artist on television programs such as The Perry Como Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. She was the female soloist on Gaslight Gayeties on NBC Red in the mid-1940s and on Top of the Evening, which debuted in 1944.
In the early 1950s, Sweetland's backing vocals were featured on several early sessions by the young Tony Bennett, and she also took part in numerous children's records.
Sweetland later worked as a vocal coach with her husband Lee, a baritone, who was Woody Woodpecker's singing voice on NBC radio. Among their students was Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy.
Sweetland was widowed in 2009 and she died in Banning, California on 8 February 2015, aged 103. She cited laughter as her secret to longevity.