Biography Nora Bayes

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Nora Bayes

Nora Bayes (1880–1928) was a tremendously popular vaudevillian and star of the Broadway musical stage. She is still remembered for the gigantic hit "Shine On, Harvest Moon," which she co-wrote with her then-husband Jack Norworth. Although the title was a success for other artists, the only recording of it made by Norworth and Bayes was never released. Bayes, whose real name was Dora Goldberg, began recording in 1910 for the Victor Talking Machine Company, after having been on Broadway for nearly a decade. Known for her throaty contralto, she combined wit and subtle insinuation with consummate musicianship.