Kate Smith

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Birthday
1, 1907
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 17, 1986 (79)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1907
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 17, 1986 (79)

About

Alto singer who sang Irving Berlin's song "God Bless America" and who was known as the First Lady of Radio and who sang for fifty years.

Before Fame

She got her break on radio where her larger body was not a disadvantage. She played with Jack Miller's Orchestra.

Trivia

The hockey team the Philadelphia Flyers played Smith's version of "God Bless America" before games.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Virginia and never married.

Associated With

After performing at a concert demonstration against indecency, Smith was commended by Richard Nixon.