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Encyclopedia > Karla DeVito

Karla DeVito was born in 1953 in Mokena, Illinois, a small farming town southwest of Chicago, At Loyola University, she majored in theater. She joined the comedy troupe The Second City Company, and her co-stars included Bill Murray. In 1973, she was in the cast of the popular play Hair. She subsequently became a backup singer for such groups as The E Street Band, fronted by Bruce Springsteen, Meat Loaf, and The Blue Oyster Cult. Later she became a lead solo performer/ singer in her own right, and opened for such prominent artists as Hall & Oates and Rick Springfield. In 1981, she replaced Linda Ronstadt in The Pirates of Penzance. Actor Robby Benson was cast to play her love interest. They eventually married in 1982 and have a son Zephyr and a daughter Lyric. Mokena is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Several historic and current educational institutions are named in honor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. ... The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town area of Chicago, Illinois, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... Bill Murray in Broken Flowers (2005). ... The original poster for the show. ... The E Street Band is a backing band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen since 1972. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock and folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Picture of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday September 27, 1947) is an American actor and rock and roll performer who is particularly noted for his smash hit album Bat Out of Hell. ... Blue Öyster Cult is a psychedelic/heavy metal band probably best known for their 1976 single (Dont Fear) The Reaper from Agents Of Fortune, 1981 single Burning For You from Fire of Unknown Origin, and appearing on the Heavy Metal movie soundtrack with Veteran of the Psychic Wars which... Hall & Oates is the popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall and John Oates. ... Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a pop singer and actor. ... Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American singer most closely associated with the country rock genre prevalent in the 1970s. ... The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ... Robby Benson (born Robin David Segal on 21 January 1956) is an American actor. ...

Karla has had few film and TV roles but some of her songs were featured in soundtracks for motion pictures, including The Breakfast Club (1985) and Cool World (1992). In 1990, she and Benson co-starred in the film Modern Love (1990). Today she does mostly voice work for animated productions. The Breakfast Club (1985) is a motion picture written and directed by John Hughes. ... 1992s Cool World marked Ralph Bakshis return to feature films after nine years and his last feature film to date. ... George Merediths Modern Love is a collection of 50 16-line sonnets about the failure of his first marriage. ...

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Karla DeVitos Biography (2118 words)
Then in 1982 Karla and Robby was in Edmonton, Canada for the recording of the movie Running Brave that Robby had the lead role in.
Karla also did the musical The Leader Of The Pack in 1984 at The Bottom Line, a New York club where she a couple of years earlier played while promoting her Cool World album.
Karla auditioned and also did a screentest for the director Ken Russell, but for a number of reasons the movieproject was cancelled.
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