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Birthday Spotlight: Nina Mae McKinney
Nina Mae McKinney Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 – May 3, 1967) was an American actress who worked internationally during the 1930s and in the postwar period in theatre, film and television, after getting her start on Broadway and in Hollywood. Dubbed "Th...

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JUNE 2ND
Happy Birthday  Valaida Snow! BIRTHDAYS 1900 Valaida Snow, Trumpet/Vocal b. Chattanooga, TN/or Washington D.C., USA, d. May 30, 1956, New York, NY. USA (some sources claim b. 1903) Biography ~by Jason Ankeny  If fate had not seemingly conspired against her,...

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MAY 25TH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY MURRAY ! BIRTHDAYS Billy Murray (singer) From Wikipedia William Thomas "Billy" Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early decades of the 20th century. While he received ...

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MAY 21ST
HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  FATS WALLER !!! BIRTHDAYS 1904 - Thomas
"Fats" Waller pianist/vocalist/composer d. Dec. 15,
1943, on a transcontinental train
returning to New York from Hollywood. né: Thomas
Wright Waller.   Biography ~by Richard
S. Ginell Not only was
Fat...

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HAPPY  BIRTHDAY   SHELTON  BROOKS !! BIRTHDAYS 1886 Shelton Brooks piano/composer b. Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada d. Sept. 6, 1975. In the 1930s, Shelton had a radio show on CBS, and before that, he had sung, played piano, and performed on the Vaudeville an...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE SMITH!! BIRTHDAYS 1909 Kate Smith, vocals/actress b. Greenville, VA, USA. d. June 17, 1986. née: Kathryn Elizabeth Smith.  Kathryn Elizabeth Smith was born May 1, 1907 in the nation's capital. From an early age she loved to sing and danc...

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APRIL 30TH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEA WAIN! BIRTHDAYS Bea Wain and Alan Young, 1948. 1917 Bea Wain singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade). But, best known for her stay with the "old Dipsy Doodler" Larry Clinton's Orch. Bea Wain (née, Beatrice Wayne) was voted most popula...

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SPOTLIGHT: The Original Ukulele Lady, May Singhi Breen
May Singhi Breen Also known as: Ukulele Lady Born: February 24, 1895 New York City Died: December 19, 1970 Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey Genres: Jazz, blues, rock, Hawaiian Instruments: Ukulele Labels: Victor Records Associated acts: The ...

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MAY 25TH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY MURRAY ! BIRTHDAYS Billy Murray (singer) From Wikipedia William Thomas "Billy" Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early decades of the 20th century. While he received ...
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