Coloratura soprano and film star of the 40's and 50's, Kathryne Grayson, passed away at the age of 88 on Wednesday. She was best known for her roles in the popular musicals "Show Boat" (1951), Anchors Away" (1945), and "Kiss Me Kate" (1953). For a full article visit the New York Times. Check out the DVD's for these great musicals in the Popular library on the first floor of MLK Jr. Memorial Library.
Interested in a history of Jerome Kern's "Showboat"? Visit our collection for "Show Boat: the story of a classic American musical" by Miles Krueger (782.81 K92).
This also brings me to remind our reader that we have an incredible collection of Musical scores from Rogers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. Whether you are preparing to sing the leading lady, or you just want to learn a few familiar tunes, come check out what we've got (M782.14).