Home / Biography / Tamara



b. Tamara Drasin, c.1910, Sorochintzy, Ukraine, d. 22 Feb 1943, near Lisbon, Portugal. Educated primarily in america, Tamara appeared within the revue THE BRAND NEW Yorkers (1927, not really the Cole Porter display) and is at Crazy Quilt (which starred Fanny Brice) and Free of charge FOR THOSE (both 1931), Americana (1932), Roberta (1933, presenting Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach’s ‘Smoke cigarettes Gets INSIDE YOUR Eyes’), Right IN THIS MANNER (1938, performing Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal’s ‘I Can Wish Can’t I?’ and Brad Greene and Marianne Dark brown Waters’ ‘Don’t PAY ATTENTION TO Your Heart’), and Keep It IF YOU ASK ME! (1938, where she sang Cole Porter’s ‘Obtain Out Of City’, also performing duets with William Gaxton on ‘From Today On’ and ‘Considerably, Considerably Away’). Before and during her Broadway years, Tamara sang in cabaret, initial at Russian restaurants in NY, later at a number of the town’s fancier evening areas. Throughout her profession Tamara, who was simply billed just by her forename, was occasionally confused with various other similarly called Russian performers who made an appearance in NY, specifically ballerina Tamara Geva. Tamara’s film profession started with Live And Allow Have fun (1933, aka Geleb El Gelakht), a Yiddish-language film aimed by Sidney M. Golin and offering Potential Wilner, who also co-wrote and co-directed. She was after that in Special Surrender (1935), directed by Monte Brice from Herbert Areas’ screenplay, with tracks by Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman. Co-starring with Frank Parker, who was simply mentioned, rather oddly, as Radio’s Greatest Dressed Guy, Tamara takes on multiple roles, among that is Delphine, a popular ballerina; this despite having increased to Broadway popularity as a vocalist. Close-ups of dance measures during ‘The Appassionata’ had been of a genuine ballerina. In non-e of her tasks within the film will Tamara sing, although two tracks, which ended for the slicing room floor, may have been hers. Her third film, which became her last, was the display edition of No, No Nanette (1940) where she performed Sonya. The celebrity was Anna Neagle as well as the film was aimed by Neagle’s spouse, Herbert Wilcox. Also within the film had been Richard Carlson, Victor Mature, Roland Youthful, Helen Broderick, ZaSu Pitts, Eve Arden and Billy Gilbert. Early in 1943, Tamara and vocalist Jane Froman had been on the USO tour to amuse troops in European countries. Their airplane crashed in to the River Tagus in Portugal. Froman was significantly injured within the crash; Tamara was among 25 who have been killed.

Quick Facts

Full Name Tamara
Profession Model, Socialite, Presenter
Education Francis Holland School, London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London
Spouse Gregory Generet, Greg Bouquett
Children Aden John Tanner Housley, Ariah Talea Housley
Siblings Tia Mowry, Tahj Mowry, Tavior Mowry
Music Songs Si nos dejan, Si no te hubieras ido, La distancia, No quiero nada sin ti, Ayúdame Dios mío, Incondicional, No Cambie, Cada día, Amores que van y vienen, Lady Laura, El gato que está triste y azul, Cuando me pierdas, Amor en silencio, Herida de amor, Tengo que olvidar, La ley de amarte, Y qué le voy a hacer, Soñar contigo, Quién Como Tú, Todavía, A por ti, Cóncavo y convexo, Abrazame, Vuela Alto, Perfecto, Querido amigo, Te vagy a kincsem, Lo Mejor De Tu Vida, Si Tú Quisieras, Cómo Me Gusta, Un mundo raro, Si estas paredes hablaran
Albums Canta Roberto Carlos, Incondicional. A Juan Carlos Calderón, Mas: Tributo a Marco Antonio Solís, Superestar, Abrázame, Lo Que Calla el Alma, Amores, Lo Mejor De Tu Vida, A Little Space Left, Amores (Edited Version) (Edited Version), Mission, Perfecto (Edited Version) (Edited Version), Perfecto, Siempre, Gracias, Encadenados, The Collection, Emociones en directo, Lo Mejor De Tamara, 2x1 Tamara, Universal.es Tamara (Edited Version) (Edited Version), Sus mejores 50 canciones, Gracias (Edited Version) (Edited Version)
TV Shows Tia & Tamera, Roommates, Strong Medicine, Detention, Sister, Sister, The Adventures of Hyperman, The Real, The Look for Less

Check Also

Luis Cobos

With a rich background in classical music, Luis Cobos dedicated himself in 1982 to learning …