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Evelyn Herbert

b. Evelyn Houstellier, 18 March 1898, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, d. 22 Feb 1975, California, USA. An achieved soprano with a stylish stage existence, Herbert produced her Broadway debut in Stepping Rocks (1923). Later within the 20s, Herbert got considerable achievement with starring jobs in Princess Flavia (1925), The Desert Tune (1926) and My Maryland (1927). Her co-star in Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II’s The Desert Tune was Robert Halliday, whom she wedded. Together, they made an appearance in Romberg and Hammerstein’s THE BRAND NEW Moon (1928), where their tracks included ‘Looking You’ and ‘Fan, GET BACK TO Me’. These were also in Princess Charming (1930) and, in London, Waltzes From Vienna (1931). Back again on Broadway, Herbert made an appearance in Melody (1933), which flopped, after that is at a revival of Bitter Lovely (1934). In 1935, she and Halliday made an appearance within the film Desert Harmonies. Following this, she retired. Her hubby made even more appearances within the 30s but his profession waned and after Three Wants For Jamie (1952) he became a member of Herbert in pension. They lived on the California ranch, properly called New Moon, for another 20 years, experiencing a private lifestyle that mirrored the imaginary one their stage function got epitomized. Their fatalities, in 1975, emerged just a couple months apart.

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