" I seen my ditty and I done it."
~Nancy Hamilton, lyricist
& Elaine Dame
b. July 7th, 1908 Sewickley, Pennsylvania
d. February 18th, 1985 New York, New York
Graduated from Smith College 1930
Got her start as an actor and producer.
Moved to New York in 1932.
Was the understudy for Katherine Hepburne in the Warrior's Husband.
Debuted on Broadway performing and writing lyrics for the musical revue New Faces.
Most known for lyrics from the revues One for the Money, Two for the Show and Three to Get Ready, all of which were responsible for launching the careers of many well-known actors and actresses.
Won an Oscar for documentary about Helen Keller.
Lifelong partner was actress Katherine Cornell.
Ella in Berlin
1960 Live Album
Ella Fitzgerald vocals
Wilfred Middlebrooks – double bass
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra featuring June Christy
Capitol Records 1948
A House with a Little Red Barn
Mitchell Ayres and his Fashions
Vocals- Mitchell Ayres and Mary Ann Mercer
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You can purchase Elaine's album, You're My Thrill on platforms everywhere. Check out her performance schedule on her website: