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Grace Moore

Opera Singer & Actress
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Net worth 2018: $10 Million
Residence: Cocke County, Tennessee, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 5 December 1898
Sigh: Capricorn
Died On: January 26, 1947

Grace Moore was bornon 5 December 1898 in Cocke County, Tennessee, U.S., American, is Opera Singer & Actress. Grace Moore was an American opera singer who starred both in the Metropolitan Opera stage, Broadway and films. She was often called by her nickname ‘The Tennessee Nightingale’ because of her lovely voice. She was famous for her performances in Broadway during the 1920s. She studied singing in her young days and initially struggled to become an established opera singer by singing at various functions. Though she had limited acting talent she was able to put meaning into what she sang with her wonderful voice though it was not technically perfect. She performed in the New York nightclubs to make a living and money for her musical lessons. She also performed in Paris and London and had taken part in many Italian operas where she played the role of a soprano. She was also gorgeous in her looks and had a large number of admires wherever she performed. She was also notorious for getting involved with her male co-stars several times. The opera became more popular among the masses through her films. She was nominated for the ‘Academy Award for Best Actress’ for one of her films she made for ‘Columbia Pictures’.


In 1953 ‘Warner Bros’ released a film biography in which Kathryn Grayson played the role of Grace Moore in the film


Grace Moore died at 48 in an airplane accident on January 26, 1947


Grace Moore published her autobiography ‘You’re Only Human Once’ in 1944


She returned to the stage in 1938 and to ‘Metropolitan for a short duration


On June 6, 1935 she performed for the royal command performance at ‘Covent Garden’ in London where she re-enacted the role of ‘Mimi’ in Giacomo Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’


In 1934 Harry Cohn, the president of the fledgling ‘Columbia Pictures’, liked her role in ‘Dubarry and signed her up for the musical ‘One Night of Love’


She pulled herself up after being dropped by unceremoniously by MGM, lost all her extra weight and promptly joined Broadway to star in the operetta ‘The Dubarry’ in 1932 which became a great hit


Her next film was ‘New Moon’ in 1931 where she co-starred with Lawrence Tibbett, who also sang for the ‘Metropolitan Opera’


She performed at concerts all over Europe and the United States during the 1930s and the 1940s and sang songs in German, Italian, French, Spanish and English languages


She performed for the first time at the ‘Opera-Comique’ in Paris on September 29, 1928 in the role of ‘Mimi’ in ‘La Boheme’


During one of Grace’s visit to Milan, Italy in 1927, Giulio Gatti-Cazzaza, the director of the ‘Metropolitan’ heard her sing and signed her up to sing at the ‘Metropolitan’


She went to France in 1925 and trained under operatic coach Richard Barthelemy at the suggestion of Mary Garden


She got a singing job in the Broadway musical ‘Hitchy Koo’ produced by Jerome Kern in 1920 and also sang in ‘Town Gossip’ later


In 1919, at the age of 17, she sang at a recital with Giovanni Martinelli, who later became the director of the ‘Metropolitan Opera’


Grace Moore was born as Mary Willie Grace Moore in a small town named Slabtown, currently a part of Del Rio, in Cocke County, Tennessee, USA on December 5, 1898

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