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Adelaide Hall (1901–1993)

Adelaide Louise Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved across the East River to Harlem, and it was here, among the rich and fertile renaissance of black culture in the 1920s, that Adelaide nurtured her dreams of becoming a star. Her first stage role was in 1921 in the chorus line of the all-black Broadway musical "Shuffle Along", ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 92) in London, England, UK

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(1940)
Love from Judy Butterfly
(1953)
On the Air and Off Self - Vocalist
(1933)

Filmography

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 1953 Love from Judy (TV Movie)
Butterfly
 1950 Night and the City
Singer (scenes deleted)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
Singer
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Gloria Bishop (singing voice, uncredited)
 1924 A Son of Satan
Chorus (unconfirmed)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Sun Never Sets" by Pat Wallace and Guy Bolton. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, England. Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Todd Duncan, Stewart Granger, Henry Oscar, Mackenzie Ward, Frank Cochrane, Shelagh Furley, Wally Patch and Charles Farrell in the cast. Basil Dean was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

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Trivia:

Adelaide Hall appears in the earliest post-war BBC tele-recording in which she performs 2 songs, plays a ukulele and dances accompanied by the BBC orchestra recorded live during her performance at RadiOlympia, London in October 1947. See more »

Nickname:

The Singing Blackbird

Star Sign:

Libra

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