Kay Thompson

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Kathleen Fink, 9 November 1909, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 2 July 1998, New York City, New York, USA. Thompson was educated in public schools in St. Louis and at the city’s Washington University. Eager to play the piano, she took lessons from the age of five and at six composed her first piece of music. Her studies included harmony and music theory. She made her professional debut as a pianist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra but gradually turned to singing rather than playing.... Read more

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