Helen Morgan

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Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Biography

Helen Riggins, 2 August 1900, Danville, Ohio, USA, d. 8 October 1941, Chicago, Illinois, USA. One of the first, and certainly one of the most accomplished torch singers in the history of popular music. After working at a number of unskilled jobs, Morgan began singing in small Chicago clubs. She graduated to revue, appearing in New York in George White’s Scandals (1925), and Americana (1926) in which she was noticed by Florenz Ziegfeld, who signed her to play the role of Julie La Verne in the original production of Jerome Kern’s Show Boat (1927). Her performance of ‘Bill’ (lyric by P.G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II) was a show-stopper. In fact, the song had been cut from Oh Lady! Lady!! (1918) and Zip, Goes A Million (1919), before Morgan gave it immortality in Show Boat. In the same show she also sang ‘Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man’, and, 10 years later, introduced ‘Why Was I Born?’ and ‘Don’t Ever Leave...

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