Grace Moore

Opera Singer + Actress
Born Dec 5, 1898

Grace Moore was an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film. She was nicknamed the "Tennessee Nightingale. " Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience.

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1898 Birth Born in 1898.


1920 22 Years Old Grace Moore's first Broadway appearance was in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern.
1922 24 Years Old In 1922 and 1923 she appeared in the second and third of Irving Berlin's series of four Music Box Revues.
1923 25 Years Old In the 1923 edition she and John Steel introduced Berlin's song "What'll I Do". … Read More


1928 30 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1930 32 Years Old Attracted to Hollywood in the early years of talking pictures, Moore had her first screen role as Jenny Lind in the 1930 film A Lady's Morals, produced for MGM by Irving Thalberg and directed by Sidney Franklin. … Read More
1931 33 Years Old Moore married Valentín Parera, a Spanish movie actor, in Cannes, on July 15, 1931. … Read More
1934 36 Years Old After a hiatus of several years, Moore returned to Hollywood under contract to Columbia Pictures, for whom she made six films. In the 1934 film One Night of Love, her first film for Columbia, she portrayed a small-town girl who aspires to sing opera.
1935 37 Years Old 1 More Event
For that role she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1935. … Read More
1936 38 Years Old In 1936 King Christian X of Denmark awarded her his country's medal of 'Ingenito et Arti.'
1937 39 Years Old In 1937, she was commissioned as a colonel (an honorary position) on the staff of the governor of Tennessee, and was also 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.


1940 42 Years Old Moore was also a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1940 to 1942.
1944 46 Years Old Moore published an autobiography, You're Only Human Once, in 1944.
1947 49 Years Old Grace Moore died in a plane crash near Copenhagen's airport on January 26, 1947, at the age of 48. … Read More
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