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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 »

Died:

(age 92) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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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
Chorus (unconfirmed)
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 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)
Herself
 1986 Brown Sugar (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself
 1981 Parkinson (TV Series)
Herself
- 300th Edition (1981) ... Herself
 1974 Looks Familiar (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #3.16 (1974) ... Herself - Guest
 1939 The Kentucky Minstrels (TV Movie)
Herself
 1939 Dark Sophistication (TV Movie)
Herself
 1939 Harlem in Mayfair (TV Movie)
Herself
 1935 An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (Short)
Herself
 1934 Broadway Varieties (Short)
Herself - Vocalist
 1933 On the Air and Off (Short)
Herself - Vocalist
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 1946 Dixieland Jamboree (Short)
Herself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

An extensive biography of Adelaide Hall titled, 'Underneath a Harlem Moon ... the Harlem to Paris years of Adelaide Hall' written by Iain Cameron Williams was published worldwide by Continuum Int. Publishing Co. (Bloomsbury) in 2002. ISBN-10: 0826458939. The book is available worldwide via Bloomsbury Publishing and Amazon. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Trivia:

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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