Melba Moore
American singer, actress
Melba Moore
Beatrice Melba Smith, 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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Alexandra Holzer: Music Producer Rocks Old-School In Digital Era (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
'Play' your dues Music Producer Shelly Liebowitz sings. Shelly knows music and music knows him. There is nothing auto-tuned about this man what-so-ever. He is a record producer who has worked with such greats as Sammy Davis Jr., c, Ella Fitzgerald and Frankie Avalon. On the business front, he is the CEO of SRI Entertainment Group, a Los Angeles based independent record company that carries classic jazz and other established artists in blues, country and rock. In the 80's, Shelly created and produced two shows that benefited the Black Music Association: To Basie With Love, a tribute to Count Basie in 1982 and Miles Ahead, a tribute to Miles Davis in 1983. They raised $4 million for the BMA's musical scholarship fund. Continuing on his work with many of the classics, he was the executive producer of Judy, Frank & Dean, which aired as part of a pledge drive special nationally for PBS Television stations. This special starred Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. ...
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Zachary K. Pearce: Lights, Camera, Educate!
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Each morning for the past twenty-six years, Sharon Siegel has made her way to the job "she loves." Siegel is an instructional assistant, predominately doing media-related tasks, in the Delaware Valley School District in Milford, PA. For the past twenty years, she has come in at least an hour early to coach the program she helped found, "DVE-TV." DVE-TV, located at the Delaware Valley Elementary School, one of three elementary schools in the district where I serve on the board of school directors. DVE-TV was the brainchild of former long-time Principal Sonya Cole. Cole's career was characterized always by putting the students first, at whatever cost. In the three-plus years since Cole's retirement, Siegel has carried on the program successfully, in much the same way as it began twenty years ago. Originally, student participating in DVE-TV were in the fifth grade. Since the district moved sixth grade back into the elementary schools, students who participate in the program a ...
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The journey of Melba Moore: ‘Hair,’ there and everywhere
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-192924" href="/Melba+Moore+1">Melba Moore</a> will perform at the Colony Hotel's Royal Room through March 17. Tony winner, actress and vocal diva <a class="fplink fp-192924" href="/Melba+Moore+1">Melba Moore</a> had a unique and circuitous route to success – from a performing arts high school in New York to Broadway to the disco charts and beyond. Decades into that career, she marvels at the roads available to young singers now: "We never had American Idol or some of these other shows. There’s so much more now." Then again, any show business survivor knows there’s no formula or diploma that guarantees a shot at fame. "That school," she says wryly, "does not exist, that I know of." For the next week at the Colony Hotel’s Royal Room, Moore will explain that singular journey through song and stories. Her show, called Forever Moore, is a mixture of the American Songbook, some of her favorite songs, and selections from her creative past, including her first sh ...
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Behind the Music - Syracuse New Times
Google News - over 5 years
Melba Moore, a Tony Award winner, and Brenda Russell, a Grammy winner and composer of the film score for How Stella Got Her Groove Back, also traveled to New York to lend their expertise to young musicians. Some artists donated their time to the
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When Ashley opened for Melba - Jamaica Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Two Fridays ago she was in her element as the opening act for international R&amp;B songstress Melba Moore who was the headliner at the Pulse Complex in New Kingston. Always the showgirl, Martin dazzled in a figure hugging lemon number with pops of
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Virgoans raising the roof, Melba Moore bringing the house down - Jamaica Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Now, when times are tough, the fab go partying, and it was like that last Friday night at Studio 38 at the Pulse Complex, as Melba Moore rocked it to its core with her hits of yesteryear! And, my luvs, kudos to Kingsley Cooper, Romae Gordon and the
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Melba Moore hosts good party at Studio 38 - Jamaica Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Melba Moore&#39;s short shorts - though not derriere hugging - and fishnets created a stir when she hit the stage at Studio 38, Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, on Friday night. As well they should; she was born in the year World War 2 ended
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Melba Moore parties at Studio 38 - Jamaica Observer
Google News - over 5 years
LOVERS of &#39;old school&#39; R&amp;B and disco tunes were definitely in for a treat from celebrated singer and songwriter, Melba Moore. The Grammy and Tony Award-winning songstress was in fine form as she stepped on stage at Studio 38 inside the Pulse complex in
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Trimble Area Women's Club welcomes 26 new members - State Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Not pictured: Ronda Baker, Debbie Benjamin, Penny Bessent, Nancy Hurt, Melba Moore. The Trimble Area Women&#39;s Club has been serving the community of Trimble for almost 30 years. The club began in 1983, meeting in the back room of Security Bank striving
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Chita Rivera, Paulo Szot, et al. to Play Palm Beach's Colony Hotel - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Among the highlights of the season are appearances by Tony Award winners Paulo Szot (February 7-18), James Naughton (February 28-March 3), Melba Moore (March 6-17), and Chita Rivera (March 20-31). Other artists who will appear at the club include Baby
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Melba Moore For Studio 38 - Jamaica Observer
Google News - over 5 years
America R&amp;B act Melba Moore is set to appear in concert on August 19 at Studio 38, New Kingston. The show forms part of Pulse&#39;s entertainment for Caribbean Model Search Weekend. The entertainment package continues on August 20 with female DJ Tifa and
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YMCA's film 'Hope Is In Me: A Musical Journey' heads to Hollywood - Oneida Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
The recording includes 17 songs with contributions from Grammy winners Jennifer Warnes, Bill Medley, and songs from Brian O&#39;Neal of The BusBoys, the Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem, Josh Charles and the Anthony Morgan Choir, R&amp;B icon Melba Moore,
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"A második album sokkal inkább engem tükröz, mint dalszerzőt" - MR2-Petőfi Rádió
Google News - over 5 years
Melba Moore - You Stepped Into My Life, ez az egyik hatalmas kedvencem. Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie, szerintem ez jobb tőlük, mint a Fly Robin Fly, vagy bármi más, de az első lemezük is nagyon rendben van. Ami a dívákat illeti, Donna Summer
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SHALAMAR - Live In Belgium - THE NEW FUNKY PARTY VI !!! - Iden-mag
Google News - over 5 years
Après James D Train, Melba Moore, Howard Johnson, Kashif, Alexx Daye, Lillo Thomas &amp; Evelyn &quot;Champagne&quot; King. Howard Hewett &amp; Carolyn Griffey seront au Dashake Club, Engelse Wandeling 2, 8500 Kortrijk (Belgique). A 15mn de Lille
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BAND AID LA MUSICA MADY IN ITALY - Newsic
Google News - over 5 years
... The Ramones, Melba Moore, Queen, Queensryche, Wasp, Slaughter, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Ben E King, Robbie Nevil, Richard Marx, Mc Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Wilson Phillips, Bonnie Raitt, Baltimora, Off, Robbie Robertson, Blur, Talk Talk, Talking Heads,
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Sleepaway Camp star Jonathan Tiersten is back with two new movies! - ringsidereport.com
Google News - over 5 years
At the same time, he supported himself through commercials and a co-starring role in the Emmy-winning ABC After-School Special, “Seasonal Differences,” starring Uta Hagen, Melba Moore, Gabrielle Carteris and Frank Whaley. He also appeared in several
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The True Story Of OUR National Anthem - News One
Google News - over 5 years
In 1990, singer Melba Moore released a modern rendition of the song, which she recorded along with others including recording artists Anita Baker, Stephanie Mills, Dionne Warwick, Bobby Brown, Stevie Wonder, Jeffrey Osborne, Howard Hewett,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melba Moore
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 69
    Moore received the prestigious 2015 Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award during the Artists Music Guild's 2015 AMG Heritage Awards broadcast held on November 14, 2015, in North Carolina.
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    Moore was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame on October 4, 2015, in Detroit.
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  • 2012
    Age 66
    Moore is also the 2012 Recipient of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Theatre Legend Award.
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  • 2011
    Age 65
    Her song called "Love Is" debuted on the R&B charts in 2011 at #87.
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  • 2009
    Age 63
    In 2009 independent label Breaking Records released the EP Book of Dreams, in which Moore was featured.
    More Details Hide Details That same year Moore told her life story on TV-One's Unsung and later that year released her first R&B album in nearly 20 years, a duet with Phil Perry called The Gift of Love.
  • 2007
    Age 61
    In 2007, she landed a role in the Broadway revival of Ain't Misbehavin'.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 57
    In 2003, Moore was featured in the film, The Fighting Temptations, which starred Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 49
    Moore returned to Broadway in 1995 landing a part in Les Misérables.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, she started her long-running one-woman show, Sweet Songs of the Soul, later renamed I'm Still Standing.
  • 1991
    Age 45
    After 15 years of marriage, in 1991, Huggins abruptly filed for divorce from Moore leaving the singer in financial ruins.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, Huggins filed suit against Moore claiming that she had defamed him in the public as she stated that he abused her economically.
  • 1990
    Age 44
    Moore had a starring role in the 1990 horror film Def by Temptation.
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  • 1986
    Age 40
    In 1986, Moore also headlined the CBS television sitcom Melba; its debut aired the same night as the Challenger explosion and the show was abruptly cancelled, though five episodes aired that summer.
    More Details Hide Details Her success began to wane as the decade closed, although she managed two further Top 10 R&B hits, "Do You Really (Want My Love)" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing".
    In 1986, she scored two number 1 R&B hits, including the duet "A Little Bit More" with Freddie Jackson and "Falling".
    More Details Hide Details She scored other popular R&B hits including "Love the One I'm With (A Lot of Love)" and "It's Been So Long".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 35
    In 1981 Moore signed with Capitol Records and reached 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 and followed by "Mind Up Tonight", which was another top 40 hit in the UK.
    More Details Hide Details A string of R&B hits followed, including 1983's "Keepin' My Lover Satisfied" and "Love Me Right", 1984's "Livin' For Your Love", 1985's "Read My Lips"—which later won Moore a fourth Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her just the third black artist after Donna Summer and Michael Jackson to be nominated in the rock category—and 1985's "When You Love Me Like This".
  • 1979
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1976
    Age 30
    In 1976, she earned another Grammy nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female for the song "Lean on Me",.
    More Details Hide Details Moore was also nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal in 1986 for "Read My Lips".
    In 1976 she scored her third Grammy nomination with the R&B ballad "Lean on Me", which had been recorded originally by Vivian Reed and later by Moore's idol Aretha Franklin who recorded the song as a B-side to her 1971 hit "Spanish Harlem".
    More Details Hide Details The song is most notable for Moore's extended long note at the end. In 1983 she re-recorded the song as a tribute to McCoy, who had died four years earlier.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 29
    Her 1975 second album, Peach Melba, saw her get a Grammy nomination.
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    Moore, a born-again Christian, engaged in a four-year relationship with television star Clifton Davis. Davis later admitted that the relationship didn't work due to his drug abuse and mistreatment of Moore. In 1975 Moore married Charles Huggins and the two formed Hush Productions.
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    In 1975 Moore signed with Buddah Records and released the critically successful R&B album, Peach Melba, which included the minor hit, "I Am His Lady".
    More Details Hide Details The following year she scored her first significant hit with the Van McCoy-penned "This Is It", which reached the Billboard Hot 100, the top-20 position on the R&B chart, and top-10 in the UK, becoming her biggest success in that country. 'This is It' also became the number 1 disco track in the UK for that year. It would be 18 years later that Australian singer Dannii Minogue will cover this song and make it to number 10 on the ARIA charts.
  • 1974
    Age 28
    Her career picked up after she met record manager and business promoter Charles Huggins after a performance at the Apollo Theater in 1974. They married in 1975.
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  • 1973
    Age 27
    When Moore's managers and accountants left her in 1973, she returned to Newark and began singing in benefit concerts.
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  • 1971
    Age 25
    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'.
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  • 1970
    Age 24
    Following the success of Purlie, Moore landed two big-screen film roles, released two successful albums, 1970's I Got Love and Look What You're Doing to the Man, and co-starred with actor Clifton Davis in the then-couple's own successful variety television series in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details Both Moore and Davis revealed that the show was canceled after its brief run when their relationship ended.
    In 1970, she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Lutiebelle in Purlie.
    More Details Hide Details She would not return to Broadway until 1978 when she appeared (as Marsinah) with Eartha Kitt in Timbuktu! but left the show after a few weeks and was replaced by Vanessa Shaw.
  • 1967
    Age 21
    Moore began her performing career in 1967 as Dionne in the original cast of the musical Hair along with Ronnie Dyson and Diane Keaton.
    More Details Hide Details Moore replaced Keaton in the role of Sheila.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 12
    She attended Newark Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey, Graduating in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother, Bonnie Davis, had a No. 1 R&B hit with "Don't Stop Now", prior to Melba's birth. Although her biological father was Big Band leader and saxophonist Teddy Hill, it was her stepfather Moorman (who played on "Don't Stop Now") who became a prime influence and encouragement in Moore's musical pursuits, insisting that she learn to play the piano. When she graduated from college she worked as a music teacher, but she soon decided to pursue the spotlight.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Moore was born on 1945 in New York City, New York, to Gertrude Melba Smith (known professionally as Bonnie Davis) and Teddy Hill, and raised in Harlem, New York, until she was 9 and her divorced mother remarried jazz pianist Clement Leroy Moorman.
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