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Helen Morgan (I) (1900–1941)


Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more. She started her life fittingly enough on August 2, 1900 in very humble ... See full bio »

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Known For

Applause
Applause Kitty Darling
(1929)
Show Boat
Show Boat Julie
(1936)
Marie Galante
Marie Galante MissTapia
(1934)
Glorifying the American Girl
Glorifying the American Girl Helen Morgan - Appearance in Revue Scenes
(1929)

Filmography

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 1936 Show Boat
Julie
 1936 Frankie and Johnnie
Frankie
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Luana Wells
 1935 Sweet Music
Helen Morgan
 1934 Marie Galante
MissTapia
 1934 You Belong to Me
Bonnie Kay
 1934 The Doctor (Short)
 1933 Manhattan Lullaby (Short)
 1931 The Gigolo Racket (Short)
Helen Marlowe
 1930 Roadhouse Nights
Lola Fagan
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Helen Morgan - Appearance in Revue Scenes
 1923 Six Cylinder Love
Extra (uncredited)
 1923 The Heart Raider
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Other Works:

She also played Julie in Orson Welles's non-musical radio production of "Show Boat", broadcast on "The Campbell Playhouse". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »
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She became very famous in the 1920s and was popular throughout the 1930s, but she is not well-remembered today, except perhaps by musical theatre buffs. This is due partly to the fact that all her recordings date from the 1920s and 1930s and they are not often found in stores, but it is also partly due to the fact that her best and most often seen film, the 1936 version of Show Boat (1936), is ... See more »

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