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Grace Moore

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Grace Moore photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933

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Grace Moore (December 5, 1898 - January 26, 1947) was an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film, nicknamed the "Tennessee Nightingale." Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience. Moore was born Mary Willie Grace Moore to Richard Lawson Moore and Jane (née Stokely) Moore in the community of Slabtown (now considered part of Del Rio) in Cocke County, Tennessee. The family relocated to Jellico, Tennessee when she was a child. After high school in Jellico, she studied briefly at Ward-Belmont College in Nashville before moving to Washington, D.C. and New York City to continue her musical training and begin her career. Grace Moore's first Broadway appearance was in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern. In 1922 and 1923 she appeared in the second and third of Irving Berlin's series of four Music Box Revues. In the 1923 edition she and John Steel introduced Berlin's song "What'll I Do".

Fact file

  • Born: December 5, 1898
  • Died: January 26, 1947 (Aged 48)
  • Occupation: Singer and Film Actor

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 22
Playbill Combined , 2012-09-22 04:00:00
1921 The Music Box Revue of 1921 is the premiere performance at the new Music Box Theatre, which opened on 45th Street today. This is the first edition of the Revue, itself the first to exhibit the work of one composer. Included in this production's numbers are Irving Berlin's "Say ...

Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 22
Playbill Combined , 2010-09-22 04:00:00
1921 The Music Box Revue of 1921 is the premiere performance at the new Music Box Theatre, which opened on 45th Street today. This is the first edition of the Revue, itself the first to exhibit the work of one composer. Included in this production's numbers are Irving Berlin's "Say ...

Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 22
Playbill Combined , 2009-09-22 04:00:00
1921 The Music Box Revue of 1921 is the premiere performance at the new Music Box Theatre, which opened on 45th Street today. This is the first edition of the Revue, itself the first to exhibit the work of one composer. Included in this production's numbers are Irving Berlin's "Say ...

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