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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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 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?" - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (performer: "Bill")
 1976 Alice Sweet Alice (performer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "Something to Remember You By")
 1961 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- New York in the Twenties (1961) ... (performer: "Bill" (excerpt))
 1936 Show Boat (performer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (1927), "Bill" (1927) - uncredited)
 1936 Frankie and Johnnie (performer: "Give Me a Heart to Sing To" - uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance ("The Little Things You Used to Do" (1935), uncredited) / (performer: "The Little Things You Used to Do" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 Sweet Music (performer: "I See Two Lovers" - uncredited)
 1934 Marie Galante (performer: "Serves Me Right for Treating You Wrong")
 1931 The Gigolo Racket (Short) (performer: "Nobody Breaks My Heart", "I Know He's Mine" - uncredited)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (performer: "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Applause (performer: "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?")
 1929 Show Boat (performer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (1927), "Bill" (1927) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

She acted and sang the role of Addie, in the original 1929 Broadway production of Kern and Hammerstein's "Sweet Adeline". 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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