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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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Known For

The Natural Soundtrack
The Good Girl Soundtrack
The Polar Express Soundtrack


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 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
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 1959 Once Upon a Christmas Time (TV Movie)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- No Room (1953)
 1952 The Small One (TV Movie)
 1943 This Is the Army
Kate Smith
 1942 America Sings with Kate Smith (Short)
Kate Smith
 1933 Hello, Everybody!
Kate Smith
 1932 The Big Broadcast
Kate Smith
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #1 (Short)
Kate Smith (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 13 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ms Kate Smith


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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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 »


An ABC Network Television "live presentation with an audience," - "The Hollywood Palace" (1964:2nd #17, airing 23 January 1965) - a Saturday night music-variety hour television show, the Producers Nick Vanoff and Bill Harbach asked Kate Smith to host a Saturday night television show after she appeared as a guest soloist-performer. During on-camera-stage blocking rehearsals, where Kate... See more »


Her theme song: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain." See more »


The First Lady of Radio See more »

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