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Moore, Grace

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

(1901-1947)

    Described by Katz as a vivacious blonde lyrical soprano of Broadway musicals, then the Metropolitan Opera, she starred in two MGM films of the early 30s but was fired when she put on too much weight. She was then hired by Columbia and starred in a string of successful productions, which helped to popularize opera on the silver screen. Nominated for best actress for her role in One Night of Love (1934).

    Moore is caricatured in The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Tashlin, 1937) as Grace Moose, attempting to hit a higher note than Lily Swans, who is a caricature of Lily Pons.

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