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date: 05 March 2021

Moore, Gracelocked

(05 December 1898–26 January 1947)
  • James A. Drake

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Moore, Grace (05 December 1898–26 January 1947), opera singer and motion-picture personality, was born Mary Willie Grace Moore in Slabtown (now Nough), Tennessee, the daughter of Richard L. Moore, a retail merchant, and Tessie Jane Stokley. Educated in the elementary schools of Jellico, Tennessee, where her family resided, Moore later enrolled in the Ward-Belmont School in Nashville, but her penchant for defying curfews and other school rules soon ended her association with the academy....

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