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
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
A marker at Grace Moore's birthplace in Del Rio
Grace Moore, the Tennessee Nightingale, died in a plane crash in 1947.