Appeared (as "Ella", "Josephine Baker") in "As Thousands Cheer" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music / lyrics by Irving Berlin
. Book by Moss Hart
. Musical Director: Frank Tours
. Music orchestrated by Adolph Deutsch
, Frank Tours, Ed Powell, Russell Wooding and Helmy Kresa. Choreographed by Charles Weidman. Press Representative:
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I guess singing is the traditional outlet for the colored people. The very thing that is paramount in my mind I can find expression for in just humming a song. But, of course, there is solid prayer for other things in my mind. Oh, I can get angry and curse a little (of course, the Lord look the other way). I don't take the Lord's name in vain, don't get that idea. But I have a vocabulary without ...
Sang with the Billy Graham
Crusade in her later years, always to a warm reception, and recorded several albums of sacred music for Word Records. Became a born-again Christian at one of Graham's crusades in the late 1950s.
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