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Adelaide Hall (1901–1993)

Adelaide Louise Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved across the East River to Harlem, and it was here, among the rich and fertile renaissance of black culture in the 1920s, that Adelaide nurtured her dreams of becoming a star. Her first stage role was in 1921 in the chorus line of the all-black Broadway musical "Shuffle Along", ... See full bio »

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(age 92) in London, England, UK

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 1953 Love from Judy (TV Movie)
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 1950 Night and the City
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 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
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 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Gloria Bishop (singing voice, uncredited)
 1924 A Son of Satan
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Stage: Appeared in "The Sun Never Sets" by Pat Wallace and Guy Bolton. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, England. Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Todd Duncan, Stewart Granger, Henry Oscar, Mackenzie Ward, Frank Cochrane, Shelagh Furley, Wally Patch and Charles Farrell in the cast. Basil Dean was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

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In 2003 the Guinness Book of World Records honored Adelaide Hall with the following citation: "Adelaide Hall is the most durable recording artist having released material over eight consecutive decades. The jazz singer's first record 'Creole Love Call' was recorded with Duke Ellington on 26 October 1927, and her last was made on 16 June 1991 at the Cole Porter Centennial Gala.". See more »

Nickname:

The Singing Blackbird

Star Sign:

Libra

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