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Grace Moore killed...



Item # 560120

January 27, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York, dated January 27, 1947

* Grace Moore killed in airplane crash
* Opera singer & actress
* Tennessee Nightingale


This 40 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page:

* GRACE MOORE DIES IN BURNING PLANE; PRINCE ALSO KILLED

with subheads that include: "Crash In Denmark" "Take-Off Mishap Fatal to Singer, Swedish King's Grandson, 20 Others" and more.

Also one column photos of Moore and Prince Gustaf Adolf.

Continues on page 3 with more photos. (see)

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Grace Moore (December 5, 1898 - January 26, 1947) was an American operatic soprano and Academy Award-nominated actress in musical theatre and film, nicknamed the "Tennessee Nightingale." Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience.

Grace Moore died in a plane crash near the Copenhagen, Denmark airport on January 26, 1947, at the age of 48. Among the other plane crash victims was Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, who was at the time second in line to the Swedish throne and who was the father of the present King of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf. She is buried in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Moore's life story was made into a movie, So This is Love, in 1953, starring North Carolina-born singer Kathryn Grayson. A collection of her papers is housed at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Category: The 20th Century

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