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Black diva of the thirties : the life of Ruby Elzy

Author: David Weaver
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2004.
Series: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ruby Elzy entertained Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House. She was Paul Robeson's leading lady in the movie version of The Emperor Jones. She co-starred in Birth of the Blues opposite Bing Crosby and Mary Martin. She sang at Harlem's Apollo Theater and at the Hollywood Bowl. Her remarkable soprano voice was known to millions over the radio. She was personally chosen by George Gershwin to create one of the leading
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ruby Elzy; Ruby Elzy; Ruby Elzy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Weaver
ISBN: 1578066514 9781578066513
OCLC Number: 54079509
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mississippi jewel --
Stumbling upward --
A magnolia in Manhattan --
The birth of Porgy and Bess --
My man's gone now --
Rising star --
Serena out West --
Going Hollywood --
Where is dis road a-leadin' me to? --
Porgy and Bess triumphant --
I'm on my way.
Series Title: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Responsibility: David E. Weaver.
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Ruby Elzy was a singing star of immense talent, whose career was tragically short. After creating the role of Serena in the original production of 'Porgy and Bess', she was rehearsing to sing the  Read more...

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