Kate Smith


kate smith kathryn elizabeth smith may 1 1907 june 17 1986 known professionally as kate smith and the first lady of radio was an american singer a contralto well known for her rendition of irving berlins god bless america, kate smith was born in greenville virginia in 1907 her father was a periodical distributor she grew up in washington dc and never took a singing lesson, listen to music from kate smith like god bless america ill be seeing you more find the latest tracks albums and images from kate smith, decades after her death singer kate smith is in the news again and not in a good way the woman who helped make god bless america a seminational anthem played before countless sports

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kate smith god bless america purge continues as hockeys philadelphia flyers remove her statue from their arena and permanently ban her music, singer a popular singing icon of the depression and world war ii eras she best known for her renditions of patriotic anthems most notably her definitive version of god bless america which she originally introduced for irving berlin in 1938

kate smith brought with her a small handheld kodak 35mm brownie color still film box camera during her on stage and off stage activities kate constantly whipped out her little camera and took a kodak moment photograph of each show staff member including orchestra musicians stage technical electrical crew members on a ladder adjusting overhead stage lighting ed holland , the philadelphia flyers recently stopped playing kate smiths rendition of god bless america during games because of racist lyrics in some of her other songs, the voice of singer kate smith is rapidly disappearing from the world of professional sports the new york yankees reportedly confirmed thursday that they were no longer playing smiths version , the nhls philadelphia flyers on friday joined baseballs new york yankees in halting the playing of kate smiths rendition of god bless america at home games because of lyrics in other songs

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