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Abbie Mitchell

Abbey Mitchell
Abbie Mitchell Cook

Actress, Singer

(1884 - 1960)

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Abbie Mitchell enjoyed international success through African-American musical theater starring in the musical In Dahomey (1903) followed by Bandana Land (1908) and The Red Moon (1909). As a dramatic actress she appeared in Abraham’s Bosom (1926), Coquette (with Helen Hayes) (1927) and played Addie in Lillian Hellman’s Little Foxes (1939). Within the realm of jazz she is remembered for introducing “Summertime” from the American folk opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

- Jeremy Wilson

George Gershwin: History (Box Set)

Various Artists (Includes Abbie Mitchell signing "Summertime". Recording quality varies from track to track.)
Reading and Viewing

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Returned: A Negro ballad As Sung by Miss Abbie Mitchell at Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt's Newport Theatre Party

H. Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co


Willard White, Cynthia Haymon

George Gershwin - Porgy & Bess / Trevor Nunn, Sir Simon Rattle, W. White, C. Haymon, Glyndebourne Opera (1993)

DVD


Ben Bernie and his orchestra; Nobel Sissle and Eubie Blake; Abbie MItchell; Eva Puck and Sammy White; Eddie Cantor; Weber and Fields; Fanny Ward; Elas Lanchester; Monroe Silver; and the Famous Bouncing Ball

FIRST SOUND OF MOVIES (Bonus Edition)

Inkwell Images

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