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Edith Day

b. 10 Apr 1896, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 2 Might 1971, London, Britain. Although Day produced her theatrical debut in the us it had been in Britain that she became a celebrity. In 1919 she performed the name role within the Broadway creation of Irene and was hailed by critics and viewers alike. The strike music from the display, sung by Irene, was Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy’s ‘Alice Blue Gown’ as well as the music and Day time’s performance from it helped the display to an extended and profitable operate. The following yr, she visited London for the display’s Western End creation and her achievement there surpassed actually the substantial acclaim she got liked on Broadway. She made a decision to make Britain her house and appeared in a number of popular shows, getting a lot more plaudits. She sang the name part in Rudolph Friml, Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Rose Marie (1925), starred as Margot in Sigmund Romberg and Hammerstein’s The Desert Music (1927) and was Magnolia in Jerome Kern and Hammerstein’s Display Boat (1928). During this time period of great achievement, Day was also known as ‘the Queen from the Drury Street Theater’ and her successes continuing within the next 10 years with an extremely acclaimed performance within the name part of Rio Rita (1930). Her last Western End appearance of take note is at Sunny River (1943), and she retired. It had been not really her last efficiency, nevertheless, and in 1962 she decided to play the part of Mrs. Sweeney in Noël Coward’s Sail Aside.

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