Florence Mills

Florence Mills

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey (January 25, 1896 - November 1, 1927), known as the "Queen of Happiness," was an American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian known for her effervescent stage presence, delicate voice, and winsome, wide-eyed beauty. A daughter of former enslaved parents, Nellie (Simon) and John Winfrey, she was born Florence Winfrey in Washington, D.C., on January 25, 1895. Featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair and photographed by Bassano and Edward Steichen, she was best known for her renditions of "I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird" and "I'm Cravin' for that Kind of Love." Mills starred in Shuffle Along (1921) at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre (barely on Broadway), one of the events credited with beginning the Harlem Renaissance, as well acclaimed reviews in London, Paris, Ostend, Liverpool, and other European venues. She became an international superstar starring in the hit show Lew Leslie's Blackbirds (1926).show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134977020
  • 9786134977029