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Charlotte Greenwood

Frances Charlotte Greenwood (June 25, 1890 – December 28, 1977) was an American actress and dancer. Born in Philadelphia, Greenwood started in vaudeville, and starred on Broadway, movies and radio. Standing around six feet tall, she was best known for her long legs and high kicks. She earned the unique praise of being, in her words, the "...only woman in the world who could kick a giraffe in the eye."

Birth and Death Data: Born June 25th, 1890 (Philadelphia), Died December 28th, 1977 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, contralto

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-55074 10-in. 7/3/1929 Campus capers Charles Dornberger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-019842 10-in. 2/18/1938 When I walk with you (In the cool of the evening) Jerry Blaine ; Phyllis Kenny ; Stream Line Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-123 10-in. 7/30/1928 Too tall Charlotte Greenwood Female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W148674 10-in. 6/8/1929 Campus capers Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Columbia 148677 10-in. 6/10/1929 Campus capers Tom Frawley ; Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick LAE531 10-in. 6/14/1929 Campus capers Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Greenwood, Charlotte," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109066.

Greenwood, Charlotte. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109066.

"Greenwood, Charlotte." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109066

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