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Bayes, Nora (1880 - 1928), actress, singer

Gerald Bordman and Maria Purciello

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Milwaukee, WI, or Joliet, IL, 1880; d Brooklyn, NY, 19 March 1928). American actress and singer. Her birth name is variously given as Dora, Leonora, and Eleanor. Little is known of Bayes’ early years before she moved to Chicago at the age of 17. There she began performing in the Chicago Opera House between acts. After a short stint in the Fisher Stock Company in San Francisco,

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