Born 1898 in Cocke County, Tennessee, American operatic soprano and actress Grace Moore had her first Broadway appearance in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern. Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience.
Moore was nicknamed the “Tennessee Nightingale.” She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in One Night of Love (1934).
In 1947, Moore died in a plane crash at the age of 48. She published an autobiography in 1944 titled You’re Only Human Once. In 1953, a film about her life was released titled So This Is Love starring Kathryn Grayson.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s.