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Columbia didn’t stint when it came to costars for GRACE MOORE (1898-1947) – Cary Grant,Melvyn Douglas,Franchot Tone. Grace is a singer who only made a half dozen films. Her acting skills were limited. She was an opera singer who made Columbia’s 1934 film,One Night of Love , one of the biggest hits of the year. I ‘ve seen this film lots of times and love it each time.
She had charm, good humour and bags of personality. And a fabulous voice.
On You Tube, you can watch Cary Grant on the piano and Grace Moore doing ‘Minnie the Moocher’ .
Also on You Tube, Grace sings the title song of I’LL TAKE ROMANCE to her costar Melvyn Douglas.
This bio-pic wasn’t much of a tribute to Grace Moore and this picture of Kathryn Grayson isn’t Grace at all.
Sadly, Grace Moore was killed in a plane crash while she was in Europe for concerts.
But this is how I will remember Grace – near the beginning of One Night of Love ( for which she was Oscar-nominated), when she joyously sings ‘Sempre Libre’.