Nora Bayes

Singer + Actress + Comedienne
Born Oct 8, 1880

Nora Bayes was a popular American singer, comedienne and actress of the early 20th century.

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1880 Birth Born on October 8, 1880.


1908 27 Years Old In 1908, she married singer-songwriter Jack Norworth. The two toured together and were credited for collaborating on a number of compositions, including the immensely popular "Shine On, Harvest Moon," which the pair debuted in Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies of 1908.


1913 32 Years Old Bayes and Norworth divorced in 1913.
1917 36 Years Old After America entered World War I Bayes became involved with morale boosting activities. George M. Cohan asked that she be the first to record a performance of his patriotic song Over There. Her recording was released in 1917 and became an international hit. … Read More
1918 37 Years Old Bayes bore no biological children in any of her marriages. However, she adopted three children. The oldest was Norman Bayes, adopted by Nora Bayes and Arthur Gordoni on March 1918.
1919 38 Years Old Bayes' second adopted child was a daughter named Lea Nora, adoption date July 25, 1919.


1921 40 Years Old Her third adopted child was Peter Oxley Bayes, born March 9, 1921 in London and adopted on March 16, 1922.
1928 47 Years Old In 1928, Nora Bayes was diagnosed with cancer and died following surgery. … Read More
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