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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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Full Name Edith Day
Died May 1, 1971, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Alice Blue Gown, Why Do I Love You?, Door Of My Dreams, You Are Love, Castle Of Dreams, Indian Love Call, The Sabre Song, Make Believe, Dance Away The Night, To Be Worthy Of You, Sky Rocket, Pretty Things, Opening Medley: Sky Rocket/ Alice Blue Gown/ The Last Part Of Every Party/ Irene, We're Getting Away With It, Dance The Night Away, The Talk Of The Town, Closing Medley: To Be Worthy Of You/ Castle Of Dreams/ The Talk Of The Town/ Irene, The Part Of Every Party, You're Always in My Arms, The Minuet Of The Minute, Bronxville Darby and Joan, Irene, Hobbies, To Love You
Albums Irene

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1 Created the title role in "Irene" in Broadway in 1919, in which she introduced the popular song standard "Alice Blue Gown."



Children Not Wanted 1920 Dorothy Crane
A Romance of the Air 1918 American girl
The Grain of Dust 1918 Josephine Burroughs



Agatha Christie's Poirot 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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