Glenda Huber – Military Spouse, Vaudeville Actress

From a contemporary press report

Glenda Hope Huber, 87, a retired Northern Virginia real estate sales agent and a former vaudeville actress, died July 17, 2002, at her home in Vienna, Virginia, after a heart attack.

For 20 years before retiring in 1991, Mrs. Huber sold residential real estate with the Vienna office of Long & Foster. Beforejoining Long & Foster, she worked with Tri County Realty.

She was born in New York. She began her show business career at age 6, performing in an act with her sister, Virginia Crane. At the time, Mrs. Huber's name was Gladys Crane and the two were known as “the Crane Sisters” and sometimes as “the Dolls of Broadway.” They appeared in clubs and musical revues in New York and Chicago and on the West Coast.

Mrs. Huber later changed her name to Glenda Hope, and she developed a theatrical routine as a comedy song stylist. She played at theaters on Broadway and in road shows.

During World War II, she played in USO shows in Europe and the Mediterranean.

In 1945 in New York, she met a young Army captain, Crawford Morse Huber. They decided to marry, but he was shipped overseas to Germany before the arrangements could be completed. In December 1946, when he was in Munich and she was in Jacksonville, Florida, they were married in a telephone ceremony, presided over by a Methodist clergyman. Later in Germany, a second wedding ceremony was held, with bride and groom participating in person.

He became a career Air Force officer and subsequently was posted in Louisiana, where she accompanied him. He died in 1988.

During her years with Long & Foster, Mrs. Huber was a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club.

Survivors include two children, David R. Huber of Vienna and Dr. Stephen C. Huber of Columbus, Ga.; and four grandchildren.


Of Vienna, VA, on Wednesday, July 17, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Crawford M. Huber (Lt. Col. USAF, Ret.); loving mother of Dr. Stephen C. Huber and David R. Huber; grandmother of Mark, Todd, Melanie and Andrew. Funeral services will be held at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel on Monday, August 12, 3 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

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