KATE SMITH - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 298199
Sale Price $144.00
Handwritten sentiment of the "Songbird of the South"
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Sincerely -/Kate/Smith", 5x3 card. The "Songbird of the South," vocalist Smith (1907-1986) was one of the most popular stars of the pre-WWII era. She is best remembered for her definitive version of the patriotic anthem "God Bless America", which became a hit on no less than three separate occasions, beginning in 1938. A radio, television and recording star for five decades, Smith is also known for the song she co-wrote, "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain", which became her theme song when The Kate Smith Show debuted on radio in May 1931. In 1950, she became a pioneer in daytime television programming with The Kate Smith Hour, which ran for four years. Later, The Kate Smith Show (1960) ran only one season, and Smith slowed her pace after the death of her longtime manager, Ted Collins, in 1964, making only occasional appearances in nightclubs and television shows. Lightly worn. Lightly toned at edges. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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