Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Clarissa Meleka Haili, Hilo Hattie, turned professional in 1936 when she entertained with the Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club. She took part in the Kodak Hula Show. Clara participated in the summer shows from 1937 through 1940.
After the WWII, she became a disc jockey for Honolulu radio station KPOA. The notable song she sang and dance was ‘When Hilo Hattie Does The Hilo Hop.’
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