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Mary Lewis - The Golden Haired Beauty With The Golden Voice

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Although Mary Lewis was described as “one of the most publicized singers of the 1920s,” her touching story has almost been forgotten. The biography is fresh and exciting. She was called a Cinderella, but unlike Cinderella, Mary Lewis didn’t live happily ever after—but that was a fairy tale—the Mary Lewis story is true. Born in poverty she was trained and tutored by foster ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published January 14th 2001 by Alice Fitch Zeman
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Jennifer
Being born and bred in Arkansas, I’d really been looking forward to reading this book. It’s about Arkansas native Mary Lewis, who was born into poverty in the late 1890’s and overcame almost insurmountable odds to become a member of the Ziegfeld Follies, an actress in silent movies, and an opera soprano at the Met during the 1920‘s and 30‘s before succumbing to alcoholism and possible radiation poisoning.

I’d first heard about the book--and Mary Lewis--a couple of years ago while watching a loca
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