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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
Singer (scenes deleted)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
Singer
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Gloria Bishop (singing voice, uncredited)
 1924 A Son of Satan
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Appeared in the first live studio recording ever made for British BBC Television . The rare film footage has recently been rediscovered in London's BBC archives and was relayed on national television. See more »

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

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A 1929 colour lithograph poster designed by the French graphic artist Paul Colin depicting Adelaide Hall was sold in New York in 2003 for $176,500.00. The poster was designed to publicise the Broadway musical revue 'Blackbirds' that transferred to the Moulin Rouge, Paris in 1929 which starred Adelaide Hall. See more »

Nickname:

The Singing Blackbird

Star Sign:

Libra

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