Grace Moore

Grace Moore
Grace Moore

Grace Moore, the internationally famous star of the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, motion pictures, radio and recordings, was born December 5, 1898, in Del Río near Newport, Tennessee. Her family moved to Jellico when she was a young girl. She attended Jellico High School where she was captain of the girls basketball team in 19l6. She was selected by Florenz Ziegfeld of Ziegfeld Follies fame as one of the ten most beautiful women in the world. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her motion picture, “One Night of Love”, and was the subject of a movie titled, “So This is Love”, in which Kathryn Grayson portrayed the “Tennessee Nightingale”, as Grace was called. She died tragically in an airplane crash in 1947 at the height of her career.

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