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Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986), known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America".

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  • Birth name: Kathryn Elizabeth Smith
  • Born: May 1, 1907 Greenville, VA, United States
  • Died: June 17, 1986 (aged 79) Raleigh, NC, United States
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1926–1976
  • Labels: RCA Victor Savoy Records

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The Rich and Complicated History of ‘God Bless America’
NY Times Music, 2019-07-03 19:25:19
Kate Smith’s rendition is now tainted by her own legacy, but Irving Berlin’s love letter to his adopted country still has the power to stir.

Who was Kate Smith and why is she suddenly a pariah for recording racist songs decades ago?
USA Today Music, 2019-04-23 21:33:14
Why is Kate Smith in the news – and not in a good way? Everything we know about the flap around the late singer's history of racist recordings.         

Kate Smith Statue Removed by NHL's Philadelphia Flyers Amid Racism Allegations
Billboard, 2019-04-22 09:36:10
The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team’s arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations...

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