Born 1898 in Cocke County, Tennessee, American operatic soprano and actress Grace Moore had her first Broadway appearance in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern. Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience.
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Moore was nicknamed the “Tennessee Nightingale.” She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in One Night of Love (1934).
In 1947, Moore died in a plane crash at the age of 48. She published an autobiography in 1944 titled You’re Only Human Once. In 1953, a film about her life was released titled So This Is Love starring Kathryn Grayson.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s.