Kate Smith

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Kathyrn Elizabeth Smith, 1 May 1907, Greenville, Alabama, USA, d. 17 June 1986. Smith is best remembered for her dynamic, belted rendition of Irving Berlin’s American patriotic anthem ‘God Bless America’, recorded in 1938 for Victor Records and a hit on three separate occasions. Her career spanned 50 years. She began singing professionally in the early 20s and moved to New York during that decade to appear in vaudeville presentations and on the Broadway stage. Large-framed and... Read more

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40s
female vocalists
american
oldies
female popular vocal
female vocalist
christmas
all
americana
swing
patriotic
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