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TN History for Kids

Grace Moore

Grace Moore
PHOTO: GraceMoore.net

Most folks don’t know that a world-famous opera star came from Tennessee.

Her name was Grace Moore. She was born in 1898 in Cocke County and grew up in the town of Jellico, in Campbell County.
 

A marker at Grace Moore's
birthplace in Del Rio

She had a wonderful singing voice and made a name for herself on the New York stage. In the 1930s she was a film star as well, starring in many movies, including a musical called One Night of Love.

Grace Moore, the Tennessee Nightingale, died in a plane crash in 1947.

Grace Moore

Grace Moore was born in Del Rio, TN, which is located in Cocke County.

She grew up in Jellico, in Campbell County.