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Melba Moore

Singer + Actress
Born Oct 29, 1945

Beatrice Melba Smith, best known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American disco, R&B singer and actress. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.

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    Huffington Post - May 23, 2012
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    Huffington Post - Apr 19, 2012
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    The Journey Of Melba Moore: ‘Hair,’ There And Everywhere
    The Palm Beach Post - Mar 11, 2012
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    Google News - Aug 31, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Melba Moore.


1945 Birth Melba Moore was born in 1945 in New York City, New York to parents Teddy Hill and Gertrude Melba Smith, later known as Bonnie Davis. … Read More


1967 21 Years Old Moore began her performing career in 1967 as Dionne in the original cast of the musical Hair along with Ronnie Dyson and Diane Keaton. … Read More
1970 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1970, Moore won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Purlie (she portrayed Lutiebelle). … Read More
1971 25 Years Old In addition to her Tony Award, her music career brought additional accolades. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1971 for 'Best New Artist'.
1973 27 Years Old Moore's career faced problems after Moore's managers and accountants left her in 1973. … Read More
1974 28 Years Old Her career picked up after meeting record manager and business promoter Charles Huggins following a performance at the Apollo Theater in 1974.
Marrying in 1975, Moore and Huggins formed Huesh Productions, signing notable R&B artists such as Freddie Jackson and Meli'sa Morgan.


The following year, in 1976, Moore scored her first significant hit with the Van McCoy-penned "This Is It", which reached the Billboard Hot 100, the top twenty position on the R&B chart and also reached the top ten in the UK, becoming her biggest success in that country.
1979 33 Years Old Throughout the rest of the 1970s, Moore struggled to match the success of This Is It with minor R&B/dance hits, gaining another hit with 1979's "You Stepped Into My Life", which was released on Epic Records and hit the top 20 on the R&B charts and also became one of her biggest pop hits.
1982 36 Years Old In 1982 Moore signed with Capitol Records and reaching the top 5 on the R&B charts with the dance pop/funk single, "Love's Comin' At Ya", which also hit the top 20 in the UK and became a sizable hit in some European countries for its post-disco sound. … Read More


1986 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, she scored two number-one R&B hits, including the duet, "A Little Bit More", with Freddie Jackson and "Falling". … Read More
1995 49 Years Old Moore returned to Broadway in 1995 landing a part in Les Misérables. … Read More


2003 57 Years Old In 2003, Moore was featured in the film, The Fighting Temptations, which starred Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles.


2007 61 Years Old In 2007, she landed a role in the Broadway revival of Ain't Misbehavin'.
2009 63 Years Old In 2009 independent label Breaking Records released the EP Book of Dreams, in which Moore was featured. … Read More
2011 65 Years Old 1 More Event
Moore is currently working on a new album which is scheduled to be released in 2011. … Read More
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