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Grace Moore

(1901—1947)

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Dorothy Kirsten

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Montclair, NJ, 1910; d Los Angeles, 1992).

Amer. soprano. Opera début Chicago 1940 (Poussette in Manon). In Chicago sang Musetta to Grace Moore's Mimì in La bohème. NY début...

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Gladys Swarthout

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1904–1969). Stage and film performer. A renowned opera singer with a movie star's looks, she made a brief but memorable foray into Hollywood. Swarthout was born in Deepwater, Missouri, and...

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Harold Fielding

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 4 December 1916, Woking, Surrey, England, d. 27 September 2003, Surrey, England. A leading producer of stage musicals from the 50s through to the 80s, Fielding has presented, or ...

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Ivor Newton

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b London, 1892; d Bromley, 1981). Eng. pianist, principally accompanist. Worked with many celebrated artists, e.g. Melba, Gerhardt, Gigli, McCormack, Flagstad, Chaliapin, Casals, Ysaÿe,...

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John Steel

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B. 1894, Montclair, New Jersey, USA, d. 25 June 1971, USA. In 1919, Steel appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies. As was usual with Florenz Ziegfeld’s shows, many songwriters and sketch ...

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Kathryn Grayson

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1922–2010).

Film performer. A pretty and perky coloratura, she was featured in 1940s and 1950s movie musicals. Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Grayson began her career...

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Lily Pons

Overview page. Subjects: Musicology and Music History.

(b Draguignan, 12 April 1898; d Dallas, 13 Feb. 1976).

French-born American soprano. She studied the piano at the Paris Conservatoire, then had singing lessons in New York with...

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Music Box Revues

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Irving Berlin and producer Sam H. Harris built their brand new Music Box Theatre on New York’s West 45th Street as a showcase for Berlin’s prolific output of songs. The ...

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New Moon

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

This romantic musical which arrived at the Imperial Theatre in New York on the 19 September 1928, was created by the same team that had launched The Desert Song some ...

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One Night Of Love

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Grace Moore brought her wonderful world of opera to the screen for the first time proper in this classic musical which was released by Columbia in 1934. In the uncomplicated ...

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