(Kern: Show Boat). Sop. Daughter of Parthy and Andy Hawks, captain of the show boat Cotton Blossom. She falls in love with the gambler Gaylord Ravenal and marries him despite her parents' reservations. She and her husband take over the roles of entertainers on the boat. They have a daughter, Kim, but Gaylord gambles all their money away and they leave the boat. He leaves them in Chicago and Magnolia finds a job as a singer. Years later, on board the newly fitted show boat, she and Kim become the star turns and Gaylord returns to them. Duets (with Ravenal): Make believe; You are love; Why do I love you? Created (1927) by Norma Terris.