La Verne, Julie

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(Kern: Show Boat). Mez. Married to Steve Baker, she and her husband are the chief entertainers on board the Cotton Blossom. A jealous sailor reveals that Julie is partly black and as mixed marriages are illegal, she and Steve have to leave the boat. Years later she is singing in a night‐club, but gives up her job to Magnolia Ravenal (née Hawks), who has been deserted by her husband and has a little daughter to support. Arias: Can't help lovin’ dat man; Bill. Created (1927) by Helen Morgan.

Subjects: Opera.

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