Grace Moore

Knowledge Identifier: +Grace_Moore


Grace Moore

American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film add

Category: Music (650)

Born in 1898.

Countries: United States (30%), France (16%), California (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Madama Butterfly, Sigmund Romberg, Jerome Kern

Linked to: Ward-Belmont College, University of Tennessee, Ottawa Citizen




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Grace Moore was born in 1898 add something


Grace Moore's first Broadway appearance was in 1920 in the musical "Hitchy-Koo", by Jerome Kern add something


In 1922 and 1923 she appeared in the second and third of Irving Berlin's series of four Music Box Revues add something


In the 1923 edition she and John Steel introduced Berlin's song "What'll I Do" add something


Metropolitan Opera - After training in France, Moore made her operatic debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on February 7, 1928, singing the role of Mimì in Giacomo Puccini's "La bohème" add something


She debuted at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on September 29, 1928 in the same role, which she performed in a Royal Command Performance at Covent Garden in London on June 6, 1935 add something


Attracted to Hollywood in the early years of talking pictures, Moore's first screen role was as Jenny Lind in the 1930 film "A Lady's Morals", produced for MGM by Irving Thalberg and directed by Sidney Franklin add something


During the 1930s they maintained homes in Hollywood , Cannes , and Connecticut add something


In the 1930s and 1940s she gave concert performances throughout the United States and Europe, performing a repertoire of operatic selections and other songs in German, French, Italian, Spanish, and English add something


Sigmund Romberg - His operetta "The New Moon" was the basis for two film adaptations, both titled "New Moon"; the 1930 version starred Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore in the main roles, and the 1940 version starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy


Moore married Valentín Parera, a Spanish movie actor, in Cannes , on July 15, 1931 add something


In 1932 she appeared on Broadway in the short-lived operetta "The DuBarry" by Karl Millöcker add something


In the 1934 film "One Night of Love", her first film for Columbia, she portrayed a small-town girl who aspires to sing opera add something


For that role she was nominated for the Academy award for Best Actress in 1935 add something


In 1935 Moore received the gold medal award of the Society of Arts and Sciences for "conspicuous achievement in raising the standard of cinema entertainment add something


In 1936 King Christian X of Denmark awarded her his country's medal of 'Ingenito et Arti add something


Also, she performed the popular "Madama Butterfly" duet "Vogliatemi bene" with American tenor Frank Forest in the 1937 film "I'll Take Romance" add something


' In 1937, she was commissioned as a colonel on the staff of the governor of Tennessee, and was made a life member of the Tennessee State Society of Washington, D.C. She was decorated as a chevalier of the French Légion d'honneur in 1939 add something


Joseph Schmidt - In 1937, he toured the United States and performed in Carnegie Hall together with other prominent singers such as Grace Moore


She was widely criticized in December 1938 when she curtsied to the Duchess of Windsor, in Cannes add something


Gustave Charpentier - A film adaptation of the work followed in 1939 with Grace Moore in the title role


Moore published an autobiography, "You're Only Human Once", in 1944 add something


Nino Martini - San Antonio Grand Opera Festival - In 1945 Martini portrayed Rodolfo to Grace Moore's Mimi for the inaugural performance of the San Antonio Grand Opera Festival

Grace Moore died in 1947 add something


Grace Moore died in a plane crash near the Copenhagen , Denmark airport on January 26, 1947, at the age of 48 add something


Obituary "Variety", January 29, 1947, page 48 add something


Moore's life story was made into a movie, "So This Is Love", in 1953, starring North Carolina-born singer Kathryn Grayson add something


" Vol. III. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1971 add something