Carol Connors, two-time Oscar-nominated songwriter, world-renowned singer and entertainer, and lifelong cat-lover has been named the National Spokesperson for Adopt-a-Cat month by the American Humane Association, at a gala event in Las Vegas that featured celebrities and their dogs and cats, and entertainment by Carol. Here are some memories from the event, and a performance by Carol of her lovely new song, "Unconditional Love, Unconditionally".
...and CC will be casting her vote as a Lifetime Member of the Academy. It seems everyone's in town from all the great films of 2012 -- The Life of Pi, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Les Miserables, and Argo, to name just a few -- and CC has been busy making the rounds before the voting begins. And the winner is.......
Remembering Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby, the godfather of muscle cars, died on May 9. He was very special to Carol, who was part of the success and fame of Shelby's Cobra because of her song about the car, "Hey Little Cobra," a #1 hit in early 1964. "Hey Little Cobra" is the only car song written by a woman. Carol was interviewed on Tuesday, May 15, on K-Earth 101, with Gary Bryant in the Morning -- To hear this interview, just click here!
He and Carol were lifelong friends, and he'll be very much missed.
“Theme from Rocky” in Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial
Hyundai is using Carol’s Oscar-nominated “Theme from Rocky” in one of their commercials to air during the Super Bowl.
What a compliment to the song, and what a compliment for Carol, too!
Click on the picture to see and hear the commercial
The Dolphins are Coming - Let the Magic Begin!
Here's a new song, one that CC considers to be one of her most important songs. It was written for her beautiful nephew, Miles, who was born with Down Syndrome, and for everyone who is touched by the needs of children like Miles, and the beauty and magic of the dolphins. Listen!
And the winner of the 2011 Hollywood F. A. M. E. Lifetime Achievement Award is.......Carol Connors! Enjoy the Life Reel produced for this event by Mark Barnes of Mark Barnes Music!
From the latest issue of Splash Magazine, click on the picture below for an intimate portrait of
Carol written by an old friend!
...And the nominee for Best Actress in a Documentary Film is..... Carol Connors!
World Music and Independent Film Festival
August 15 - 19, 2011
Check out all the details, and a great interview and feature article about Carol by clicking on the picture below
Key Largo, Florida/ July 4, 2011/ "Lady Liberty" makes "The Red, White and Blue Dive" to Honor The Wounded Warriors Trust
Click on the picture below to see this great CC video
Directly from performing for The Wounded Warriors Trust at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to The Florida Keys...2 Time Oscar Nominated Songwriter Carol Connors ( co-wrote the Theme Song from "Rocky", voice of "To Know Him is To Love Him", and recently seen on Victoria Beckham Coming to America giving her "dolphin call" ) dove into the Sea as "Lady Liberty", joined by Army Colonel Jason Psaltides and famed Diver Capt. Spencer Slate of Atlantis Dive Center in Key Largo, along with other Wounded Warriors, to raise awareness and funds for the charitable organization *www.woundedwarriorstrust.com . *
In the video clip above, under the sea, Carol is passing the torch to you and asking you to dive deep into your pockets to honor the soldiers who have given so much to keep us free.
The King, The Queen & the Salty Ladies
At the Hollywood Arts Council's 25th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon in March, 2011, the legendary Larry King was honored for his significant contribution to the arts and Hollywood in the category of Media Arts. Shown here with Larry and Shawn King are Carol. honored by the HCA at past Charlie Awards, and several friends The gala luncheon was held in the Blossom Room of the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the setting for the very first Oscars!
Carol Connors was singing the praises of Selina Naturally® to Larry King and the stars at the Hollywood Arts Council's Charlie Awards Luncheon. Pictured are Back Row Left to Right, Shawn King, Larry King), Merrie Lynn Ross , Connie Stevens. Front Row Left to Right, Carol Connors, Deanna Lund. Thanks to all who supported this great event! Carol sang America the Beautiful and America is truly beautiful! Larry and Shawn King loved her artistic interpretation a cappella.
CC has been chosen as one of the 150 Most Beautiful People for a book with that title. Of course, she was chosen for the field of Music in Film/TV. "As you can see," she says, "I am right where I belong, at the 88's. It was the photographer's idea, not mine, to be hugging the Kawai piano -- and that is exactly what I did -- hug the 88's!"
Legends, Winners and Champions at the Golden Globes 2010
Martin Scorsese's party at the Chateau Marmont
The legendary director of "Raging Bull" and former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson agree -- CC's a knockout!
Marie Cotillard, 2009 Oscar winner for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose" sang CC's praises! The
Katherine Baumann jeweled boxing gloves were a gift at the time that "Rocky" won the Oscar.
CC at the 2009 Sao Paulo Film Festival
CC grabbed her dancing shoes and samba'd on over to beautiful Brazil, to receive an award for her work on the film "Courting Condi".
Two-time Oscar-nominated songwriter Carol Connors wins Best Cameo award for her performance in COURTING CONDI at Mockfest 2009 -- Carol is pictured here with her good friend Ron Masak, best remembered for his role as "Sheriff Matzger in Murder, She Wrote"
Outstanding Achievement in Music for Film
Carol is congratulated by the legendary director, Arthur Hiller, at the 2009 Tallahassee Film festival, for winning the award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Film. The award was presented to Carol for her delightful music and lyrics for the movie "Courting Condi". Mr. Hiller is the award-winning director of many well-known films, including "Love Story".
...And the winner is....
Carol Connors, wins Musical Achievement in Cinema Award at the Treasure Coast International Film Festival! Read about it here
For a glimpse into my world of Music *NLyrics, read and enjoy this wonderful interview I did recently with Francesca Bowyer for Homestyles of the Rich and Gated. See and Read it here
Who's that behind those Cheap Sunglasses? CC and ZZ!
At the Thalian Ball, Honoring Clint Eastwood
He was Mr. Wonderful at the Thalian's Ball! Not only did he make our day -- he made our night, too. He loves music, and he writes it, too (jazz). Don't you think Clint and CC would make beautiful music together?
...for It's Hard Out There for a Pimp
Carol , bridging the gap with DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia, at the SAG Swag Room., January 26, 2008
Mermaid CC has a special relationship with the sea and its creatures.
Victoria Beckham's Dolphin Call Lady
She calls the dolphins and they come to her! CLICK HERE to check out CC's demonstration of her dolphin call, seen and heard by millions in the TV special, "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America."
Dolphin Lady -- CC speaks to the dolphins, and amazes kids and grown-ups alike, and thrills the dolphins. Here are four more links
CC is featured on the cover of Clientele! Click on the cover (above) to go to the wonderful Clientele website. To read the article and find out how she keeps those fabulous good looks CLICK HERE! (See the difference five years has made, too!)
You'll need Adobe Reader to read the article.Ifyou don't have it, click on thelogo to the
right to download it for FREE.
Barbi Benton honored as "Mermaids of the
Reef," with Jean-Michel Cousteau, winner of
the "Poseidon Award" were celebrated for
their dedicated advocacy of reef and marine
conservation at the Fabulous REEFCHECK06
gala, May 25, 2006 (click hear and read about it.)
All new and archived NEWS
items can now be found on Carol's very own NEWS page.
CLICK HERE for details>>
Share the excitement -- the
photos will be posted here first! Imagine, now you can have Carol perform a song at your
special corporate event.
CC (as she prefers being called) is an academy award singer/song
writer and is currently
working on projects across the globe.
Feel free to contact her manager, Rick Frio, at 323-851-6060.
Or Email Rick.
Check out the
Galleries section for some of CC's photos.