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Myra Taylor (I) (1917–2011)

Myra's family moved when she a child to Kansas City, Missouri. At age 14, she got her start as a dancer then as a singer in the area of 12th and Vine and later 18th and Vine. In 1937 she moved to Chicago but returned to Kansas City in 1940 where she joined Harlan Leonard's band. After a lengthy NY engagement at Harlem's Golden Gate Ballroom. ... See full bio »
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Suspect
Suspect April
(1987)
Once Around
Once Around Trainer #1
(1991)
Scoring
Scoring Ernestine
(1979)
Crossing Delancey
Crossing Delancey Friend in Sauna
(1988)

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 1994 The Paper
Mother
 1991 Once Around
Trainer #1
 1989 Bloodbath in Psycho Town
Sylvia
 1988 Crossing Delancey
Friend in Sauna
 1987 Suspect
April
 1980-1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Pearl
- Men of the Cloth (1982) ... Pearl
- The Arrival: Part 2 (1980) ... Pearl
- The Arrival: Part 1 (1980) ... Pearl
 1979 Scoring
Ernestine
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 1936 Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra (Short)
Herself (as Myra Johnson)

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(March 26 to April 1, 1995) She played Ms. Pike in Donald Margulies' play, "July 7, 1994)," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Susan Knight (Kate); Kenneth L. Marks (Mark); Miriam Cruz (Señora Soto); Edward Hyland (Mr. Caridi) and Sandra Daley (Paula) in the cast. ... See more »

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Myra Johnson
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People ask me Myra, are you a jazz singer? Or Myra, are you a blues singer? I always say I'm a swing singer. A swing singer with rhythm. And I got my rhythm right here in Kansas City. Because Kansas City blues always had a beat. Blues with a beat. That's Kansas City.

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