Grace Moore

Active - 1930 - 2018  |   Born - Dec 5, 1898   |   Died - Jan 26, 1947   |   Genres - Musical, Drama

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

American singer and actress Grace Moore, born Mary Willie Grace Moore in Slabtown, TN, first became famous for singing in Broadway musicals. She then took her powerful but sweet soprano to the Metropolitan Opera. During the early '30s, she appeared in two MGM films. Moore then signed with Columbia and sang opera in several films, where her male leads included Cary Grant, Melvyn Douglas, Franchot Tone, Tullio Carminatti and many others. Her work is credited for helping to make opera music accessible to mainstream audiences. In 1944, Moore published her autobiography, You're Only Human Once (1944). In 1947, Moore died in a plane crash in Europe during a concert tour. In 1953, her life was portrayed in the biopic So This Is Love.

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