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Marion Harris

(April 4th 1896 - April 23rd 1944)

Born in Indiana in 1886, Mary Ellen Harrison began her vaudeville career in Chicago around 1914. billed as Marion Harris she became the first well known white performer of jazz and blues. After an introduction to New York's theatrical community by Vernon Castle she debuted on Broadway in the 1915 Irving Berlin revue, "Stop! Look! Listen!".

Videos:

After You've Gone (3:19)

I'm A Jazz Vampire (3:17)

It Had to Be You (3:12)

Songbird Of Jazz (7:39)

Take Me to the Land of Jazz (2:36)

When I Hear That Jazz Band Play (2:38)

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