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Sophie Tucker - 97% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Vocals Comedy Documentaries
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sophie (or Sonia) Kalish-Abuza, 13 January 1884, in transit between Russia and Poland, d. 9 February 1966, New York, USA. A legendary performer of generous proportions, brassy and dynamic, who claimed to be The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas. The daughter of Russian parents, Tucker was taken to the USA when she was three years old. Sophie’s father took the man’s name an Read more

Eddie Cantor - 83% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Television Vocals Vocals Comedy Movies & TV Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Israel Iskowitz, 31 January 1892, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 October 1964, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. An extremely popular comedian, singer and dancer who was prominent in several areas of showbusiness from the 20s through to the 50s. Cantor’s performances were highly animated, seeing him jumping up and down, with hands gesticulating an Read more

Fanny Brice - 54% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Documentaries Drama Musicals & The Arts Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s
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29 October 1891, New York City, New York, USA, d. 29 May 1951. In her early teens Brice appeared on the stage in both legitimate musical shows and in vaudeville. In 1910 she was booked into impresario Florenz Ziegfeld’s lavish Ziegfeld Follies and was the outstanding star in several subsequent editions of those revues for the next dozen years, gradually rising to become Read more

Rudy Vallee - 47% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Comedy Musicals & The Arts Vocals Westerns Drama
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hubert Prior Vallee, 28 July 1901, Island Pond, Vermont, USA, d. 3 July 1986, North Hollywood, California, USA. An immensely popular singer during the 20s and 30s, Vallee sang through a megaphone and is generally regarded as the first ‘crooner’ - a precursor of Russ Columbo and Bing Crosby. He was also one of the first entertainers to generate mass hysteria among h Read more

Mae West - 41% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Comedy Drama Musicals & The Arts Vocals Documentaries Jazz Movie Magazines Movies & TV
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane West, 17 August 1892 (1893 is sometimes cited), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 22 November 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. On stage from the age of five, West was billed as ‘The Baby Vamp’. She appeared in Broadway revues and plays such as Á La Broadway and Vera Violetta (both 1911), Sometime (1918), and The Mimic World (1921). She Read more

Jack Hylton - 40% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Jazz Vocals Big Band & Swing
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2 July 1892, Lancashire, England, d. 29 January 1965, London, England. Hylton was the leader of an outstanding showband, often called ‘Britain’s answer to Paul Whiteman’ because their repertoire included popular songs, novelties, light classical pieces and a few ‘hot’ jazz numbers. Hylton sang as a boy soprano in his father’s bar before turning Read more

Ted Lewis - 37% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s
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Gracie Fields - 36% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, d. 27 September 1979, Capri, Italy. A singer and comedienne, so popular in the UK during the 30s and 40s that she was its most famous person next to Royalty. Educated occasionally, in-between work in a cotton mill and playing in juvenile troupes, pierrot shows and revues, she took her first big step in 1918 whe Read more

Eddy Duchin - 23% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1909, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 February 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Immortalized by Tyrone Power, who portrayed the pianist-band leader in the movie-biography The Eddy Duchin Story, with Carmen Cavallaro providing the soundtrack keyboard work. Though trained as a pharmacist, Duchin opted to become a professional musician during the late 20s and, af Read more

Adelaide Hall - 22% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Vocals
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Alice Faye - 22% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Drama Vocals Action & Adventure Kids & Family Movie Magazines Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1940s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alice Jeanne Leppert, 5 May 1912, New York City, New York, USA, d. 9 May 1998, Rancho Mirage, California, USA. An attractive blonde actress and singer, Alice Faye symbolized for many the glamorous 20th Century Fox movies musicals of the 30s and 40s. She was noticed by Rudy Vallee in the Broadway chorus of George White’s Scandals Of 1931, and, after touring and recording Read more

Martha Tilton - 22% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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14 November 1915, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, d. 8 December 2006, Brentwood, California, USA. ‘The Liltin’ Miss Tilton’, as she was often introduced by radio announcers, spent much of her early life in and around Los Angeles, appearing on local radio during the mid-30s. She sang with various bands including Jimmy Dorsey in 1936, then appeared with a vocal grou Read more

Red Nichols - 21% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Drama Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Loring Nichols, 8 May 1905, Ogden, Utah, USA, d. 28 June 1965, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Taught by his father, cornettist Nichols quickly became a highly accomplished performer. Strongly influenced by early white jazz bands, and in particular by Bix Beiderbecke, he moved to New York in the early 20s and was soon one of the busiest musicians in town. He recorded hundreds Read more

Ray Noble - 20% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Raymond Noble, 17 December 1903, Brighton, Sussex, England, d. 2 April 1978, London, England. The son of a part-time songwriter and musician, Noble attended choir school, Dulwich College and Cambridge University before studying at the Royal College of Music. In 1926 he won a Melody Maker arranging contest and worked for music publisher Lawrence Wright and Jack Payne Read more

Frankie Trumbauer - 19% match to Marion Harris

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 May 1901, Carbondale, Illinois, USA, d. 11 June 1956, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. As a teenager Trumbauer played various instruments, including piano and trombone, before concentrating on the ‘C’ melody saxophone. He began leading a band while still in his teens and after military service in World War I played with several Midwestern dance bands. In the mid-20s Read more


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