Monica with her memoir: Hollywood Through My Eyes Monica, with Jackie Boor, author of Logan Read the New Yorker Interview with Monica Monica Lewis passed away on June 12, 2015. Those who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s will probably remember her beautiful voice on countless radio shows but, to many, her name is not familiar. However, millions will remember her as the voice of Miss Chiquita Banana.
Monica was born in Chicago on May 5, 1922, with the dark clouds of the Great Depression looming on the horizon. Her father, Leon, was an accomplished composer and conductor; Monica’s mother Jessica sang with the Chicago Opera Company. When both parents lost their jobs during the […]