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Etta Moten (1901–2004)

In addition to her vocal dubbing and on-screen film credits, Etta Moten played the role of Bess in the 1943 revival of "Porgy and Bess" at the personal request of Ira Gershwin (not George, who had died in 1937). Etta and husband Claude Barnett, founder of the Negro Associated Press, served as US representatives to the independence celebrations of ... See full bio »


(age 102) in Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Known For

Flying Down to Rio
Flying Down to Rio The Colored Singer
Bombshell Singer
Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 'Remember My Forgotten Man' Singer
A Day at the Races
A Day at the Races Black Singer


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 1937 A Day at the Races
Black Singer (uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures
Angel (uncredited)
 1934 Operator 13
Slave at Medicine Show (uncredited)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
The Colored Singer
 1933 Bombshell
Singer (scenes deleted)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
'Remember My Forgotten Man' Singer (uncredited)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About
Singing Inmate (voice, uncredited)
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 1933 Flying Down to Rio (performer: "Carioca" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Professional Sweetheart ("My Imaginary Sweetheart", uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 (performer: "Remember My Forgotten Man" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About (performer: "St. Louis Blues" (1914) - uncredited)

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Etta Moten Barnett

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