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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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Known For

Suspect April
The Paper Mother
Rich in Died Trainer #1
Scoring Ernestine


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 1994 The Paper
 1991 Rich in Died
Trainer #1
 1989 Bloodbath in Psycho Town
 1987 Suspect
 1980-1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
- Men of the Cloth (1982) ... Pearl
- The Arrival: Part 2 (1980) ... Pearl
- The Arrival: Part 1 (1980) ... Pearl
 1979 Scoring
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 1936 Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra (Short)
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(July 12 to 20, 1981) She played newswoman, Tori Sterling, psychiatrist, backup singer and Agnes in Ted Tally's play, "Coming Attractions," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival Second Company Repertory production at the Adams Memorial Theatre in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Greg Alexander (Lonnie Wayne Burks); William Burns... See more »

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Myra Johnson

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Personal Quote:

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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