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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 »


(age 92) in London, England, UK

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 1950 Night and the City
Singer (scenes deleted)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Gloria Bishop (singing voice, uncredited)
 1924 A Son of Satan
Chorus (unconfirmed)
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 1947 Variety in Sepia (TV Movie) (performer: "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)")
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad (performer: "Hungarian Lullabye" - uncredited)
 1935 An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (Short) (performer: "To Have You, To Hold You" - uncredited)
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 1989 Sophisticated Lady (Documentary)
 1986 Brown Sugar (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1981 Parkinson (TV Series)
- 300th Edition (1981) ... Herself
 1974 Looks Familiar (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #3.16 (1974) ... Herself - Guest
 1947 Variety in Sepia (TV Movie)
Herself - Singer
 1939 The Kentucky Minstrels (TV Movie)
 1939 Dark Sophistication (TV Movie)
 1939 Harlem in Mayfair (TV Movie)
 1935 An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (Short)
 1934 Broadway Varieties (Short)
Herself - Vocalist
 1933 On the Air and Off (Short)
Herself - Vocalist
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 1946 Dixieland Jamboree (Short)

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Stage Play: The Debutante. Musical comedy/operetta. Book by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Music by Victor Herbert. Lyrics by Robert B. Smith. Music orchestrated by Victor Herbert. Musical Direction by Carlo Edwards. Choreographed by Allan K. Foster. Costume Design by Cora MacCreachy and William Henry Matthews. Scenic Design by Edward... See more »

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

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Adelaide Hall appears in the earliest post-war BBC tele-recording in which she performs 2 songs, plays a ukulele and dances accompanied by the BBC orchestra recorded live during her performance at RadiOlympia, London in October 1947. See more »


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