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Kate Smith (I) (1907–1986)

She was dubbed "The Songbird of the South" and would be forever etched in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans as a true American symbol of World War II, especially after giving voice to Irving Berlin's classic song "God Bless America." Her inspiring rendition went on to sell millions of war bonds and even helped a hockey team in the 1970s... See full bio »

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 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Best Band in the Land (2010) ... (performer: "God Bless America")
 2004 The Polar Express (performer: "Silver Bells")
 2002 The Good Girl (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You" (1944))
 1993 King of the Hill (performer: "Maybe Who Knows" (1929))
 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) (performer: " (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo" - uncredited)
 1984 The Natural (performer: "STAR SPANGLED BANNER")
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (performer: "God Bless America")
 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible (performer: "God Bless America")
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1959) (performer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Episode #3.16 (1959) ... (writer: "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain")
- Episode #3.15 (1959) ... (performer: "It Was So Beautiful (And You Were Mine)", "Somebody Loves Me", "You're Just in Love" - uncredited)
 1950 The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 October 1950 (1950) ... (performer: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)", "Don't Fence Me In", "I Only Have Eyes for You" - uncredited)
 1947 Christmas Eve (writer: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (1931) - uncredited)
 1943 This Is the Army (performer: "God Bless America")
 1939 Fast and Furious (writer: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (1931) - uncredited)
 1937 When's Your Birthday? (lyrics: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (1931) - uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (writer: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (1931) - uncredited)
 1934 Thunder Over Texas (writer: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain")
 1933 Going Hollywood (writer: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (1931) - uncredited)
 1933 Hello, Everybody! (performer: "Moon Song (That Wasn't Meant For Me)", "Out In The Great Open Spaces", "Twenty Million People", "Pickaninnies' Heaven")
 1932 The Big Broadcast (performer: "It Was So Beautiful")
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #1 (Short) (performer: "Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "78 Greatest Hits" (Echo Records Direct) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Ms Kate Smith

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

This year, with the war clouds of Europe so lately threatening the peace of the entire world, I felt I wanted to do something special - something that would not only be a memorial to our soldiers - but would also emphasize just how much America means to each and every one of us ... The song is 'God Bless America'; the composer, Mr. Irving Berlin. When I first tried it over, I felt, here is a song... See more »

Trivia:

Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1985. See more »

Trademark:

Greeted audiences with "Hello, everybody!" and signed off with "Thanks for listenin'!" See more »

Nickname:

The Songbird of the South See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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