Singing with the orchestra of Kay Kyser or on her own, Ginny Simms was a popular figure of mid-'40s wartime. Born in Texas but raised in California, she studied piano as a child, but her singing aspirations originated at Fresno State Teachers College when she formed a singing trio with two other members of her scenario. She began getting club dates, and it was while singing in a nightclub in San Francisco that Simms was heard by bandleader Kay Kyser, who sought her out and signed her up. Simms became the featured singer and a top attraction of Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowlege, a musical/comedy revue done in the style of a quiz show with music, which would include swing as well as pop. In addition to radio and records -- for Brunswick and Vocalion during the 1930s and Columbia in the 1940s -- Simms appeared with Kyser in his films for RKO, starting with That's Right, You're Wrong (1939).