Helen Morgan
Date of Birth
Aug 02, 1900
Birth Place:
Danville, IL

Biography

The daughter of a rural Illinois farmer and schoolteacher, Helen Morgan moved to Chicago at an early age, where she was a cracker-packager at Nabisco, a manicurist, and a ribbon counter clerk. After taking singing lessons, she became a Chicago cabaret singer at age 18. Two years later, she was appearing in Broadway's Ziegfeld Follies, and studying music at the Metropolitan Opera in her off-hours;...