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Jessica Dragonette Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JESSICA DRAGONETTE
Born: February 14, 1900 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: March 18, 1980 in New York City, New York
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Jessica Dragonette (1900-1980) was a singer who's probably best remembered for entertaining the troops and working for charities during World War II. She reportedly raised a record amount of war bonds and earned an honorary commission as Colonel. Dragonette began singing on radio in 1926 and was the first entertainer ever to be given a test for television as well as the first entertainer to have a broadcast beamed overseas, both in 1928. She has two movie credits, as a singer on The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) and as the singing voice of Princess Glory in the 1939 animated film Gulliver's Travels.   
Film Credits
Theater Credits
Grand Street Follies [1926] - Performer (June 15, 1926 - August 8, 1926), Earl Carroll's Vanities [1925] - Performer (July 6, 1925 - December 27, 1925)

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