Nora Bayes
Singer, actress, comedienne
Nora Bayes
Nora Bayes was a popular American singer, comedienne and actress of the early 20th century.
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Q&A: Moon watchers require only heavenly timing<br /><br />Q&A: Moon watchers ... - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
The name was popularized in a 1903 song, Shine On Harvest Moon, by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, we know several aircraft carriers were sunk by enemy action. Did any other US battleships get sunk?
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HUNNEMAN: Sunshine in the YMCA - North County Times
Google News - almost 6 years
&quot;Over There,&quot; the World War I fighting song ---- also written by Cohan ---- was recorded by Nora Bayes on July 13, 1917. Johnny show the Hun, you&#39;re a son, of a gun.&quot; Yep, they just don&#39;t write &#39;em like that anymore. Composer Irving Berlin also has
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Library Of Congress Launches, With Sony Music Content, The "National Jukebox" - Music Indistry News Network
Google News - almost 6 years
... and opera stars Enrico Caruso, Nellie Melba and Geraldine Farrar are all covered, as are such original recordings as the Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra&#39;s &quot;Rhapsody in Blue&quot; with George Gershwin on piano, and Nora Bayes&#39; &quot;Over There
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Library of Congress Makes 10000 Sound Recordings Available for Free Online - The Atlantic
Google News - almost 6 years
... and opera stars Enrico Caruso, Nellie Melba and Geraldine Farrar are all covered, as are such original recordings as the Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra&#39;s &quot;Rhapsody in Blue&quot; with George Gershwin on piano, and Nora Bayes&#39; &quot;Over There
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STREETSCAPES/READERS' QUESTIONS; An Artistic Subway Station Meant to Quiet Grumblers
NYTimes - over 8 years
QWhat was the structure at the far end of the old photograph of West 18th Street, published on Jan. 27 with the Streetscapes column about that street? ... Glen Reynolds, New Milford, Conn. A It was one of a series of astonishingly artistic stations for the Sixth Avenue elevated railroad designed by the Hudson River School painter Jasper Cropsey.
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THEATER REVIEW; Mining A Rich Vein Of Sequins In Revues
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Encores! has built its own jukebox, and it gleams like gold. ''Stairway to Paradise,'' which runs through Monday at City Center, is an anthology of truly olden oldies, songs the theatergoing masses heard in musical revues in the first half of the 20th century. And yes, I know, it all sounds too quaint and camp and, well, dusty, for words. But the
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CABARET REVIEW; Popping The Cork On Fizzy Nostalgia
NYTimes - almost 15 years
A peaches-and-cream vision of Broadway's Ziegfeld era in glamorous bloom, KT Sullivan is as airy as a bubble in a glass of pink champagne in her new cabaret show, ''Scandals and Follies,'' at the Oak Room of the Algonquin. Airy, however, does not mean air-headed. That glittering bubble is also a nostalgic crystal ball into which Ms. Sullivan and
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THE STAGE: 'ARSENIC AND OLD LACE' REVIVAL
NYTimes - over 30 years
THOSE who haven't recently encountered ''Arsenic and Old Lace,'' Joseph Kesselring's smash Broadway hit of 1941, may be surprised to discover that its hero is a drama critic for a New York newspaper. His name is Mortimer, he's the nephew of the murderous Brewster sisters, and he is, of course, the most likable character on stage. In the revival at
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BURNS BACK PLAYING THE PALACE
NYTimes - almost 34 years
GEORGE BURNS, who is 87 years old, has written another book, his fifth since becoming an elder jokesman, but the point to be made here is that tonight he is going to play the Palace, which is celebrating only its 70th birthday this year. Mr. Burns is not the sort of man who betrays excitement, and he never was that sort of man, so he didn't lapse
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Question Box
NYTimes - about 34 years
QUESTION: A punter on his 5-yard line, in a National Football League game, accidentally kicks the ball backward and through his own end zone. Is it a safety or a touchdown? It is a safety, because he provided the impetus for putting the ball into the end zone. If the opposing team had managed to fall on the ball in the end zone, it would have been
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FESTIVAL CELEBRATES WOMEN OF JAZZ
NYTimes - over 34 years
THE Kool Jazz Festival is turning its attention to women this weekend. Ella Fitzgerald, as befits her position as the grande dame of vocal jazz, leads the way tonight in two shows in Carnegie Hall at 7 and 10 P.M., when she will join in what has become over the years a classic pairing with the Count Basie orchestra. The cleanup female swinger will
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David Guion, Wrote 'Home on the Range'
NYTimes - over 35 years
David Wendell Guion, composer of ''Home on the Range'' and many other popular songs, died Satuday in a Dallas hospital. He was 88 years old. Mr. Guion was one of the first composers to transcribe American folk music into fiddle tunes such as ''Turkey in the Straw'' and ''Arkansas Traveler.'' He composed a wide range of music, including orchestral
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Stage View; THE SURRENDER OF BROADWAY TO AMPLIFIED SOUND
NYTimes - almost 36 years
At ''Evita,'' the sound mixer presides over a huge console installed by Abe Jacob that monitors seven footlight mikes, separate mikes over various sections of the orchestra, 14 house speakers, 55 different inputs, six body mikes worn by the principals in the show, and special effects involving tape, films, and echo machines. At ''The Pirates of
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    FORTIES
  • 1928
    Age 47
    In 1928, Nora Bayes was diagnosed with cancer and died following surgery.
    More Details Hide Details She was buried 18 years later with her fifth husband, Ben Friedland, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York, although inexplicably, her grave is not marked. On April 11, 2006, under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, Nora Bayes was added to the National Recording Registry. The citation stated that she was
  • 1921
    Age 40
    Her third adopted child was Peter Oxley Bayes, born March 9, 1921 in London and adopted on March 16, 1922.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1919
    Age 38
    Bayes' second adopted child was a daughter named Lea Nora, adoption date July 25, 1919.
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  • 1918
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1917
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She also performed shows for the soldiers. Bayes made many phonograph records (some with Norworth) for the Victor and Columbia labels. From 1924 through 1928, her accompanist was pianist Louis Alter, who later composed the popular songs "Manhattan Serenade," "Nina Never Knew" and "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? ". Bayes established her own theater, "The Nora Bayes Theater" on West 44th Street in New York. She was portrayed by Ann Sheridan in the 1944 musical biopic Shine On, Harvest Moon, which focused on her relationship with Norworth, played by Dennis Morgan, and ignored her other husbands. Bayes married five times. Her first husband was Otto Gressing, a Chicago businessman, and Norworth was her second. Husband number three was a dancer named Harry Clarke who also performed with her in vaudeville. Husband number four was New York business man Arthur Gordoni. Her fifth and last husband was Benjamin Friedland, a New York City businessman and garage owner.
  • 1913
    Age 32
    Bayes and Norworth divorced in 1913.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1908
    Age 27
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1880
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1880.
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