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Smith, (Kathryn Elizabeth) Kate

(1909–86) singer; born in Greenville, Va. While appearing on Broadway as the contralto lead in Flying High (1930), she was discovered by agent Ted Collins. She began her radio show on CBS in 1931, immortalizing God Bless America in 1938. During World War II she toured widely to sell war bonds and entertain the troops. Star of the Kate Smith Hour (1950–54) on National Broadcasting Company television, she returned with CBS's Kate Smith Show in 1960. With her "classic" voice, her large physique, and old-fashioned values, she sustained her popularity during many years when much of the entertainment business was moving in other directions.
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The early day motion was tabled by the chairman of the influential Commons Public Administration Committee, Tony Wright, and signed by Labour former ministers Chris Smith, Kate Hoey, Peter Kilfoyle, Glenda Jackson and Mark Fisher, as well as veteran Transport Committee chairman Gwyneth Dunwoody.
Dame Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren - each nominated many times in the past - missed out to US star Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind.
IN THE FRAME: Oscar nominees, from left, Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson and Judi Dench
Inside TV Land: Charlie's Angels," takes viewers from the successful climb of "Charlie's Angels" to the slow decline and cancellation, through insightful stories and anecdotes as told by principal cast and crew members including: Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Tanya Roberts, Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.
Drew hopes that original angels Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett will make cameo appearances.
Right now, I'm on a diet of Patti Smith, Kate Bush, Madonna and a couple of albums by Suzanne Vega that I haven't, until now, got my hands on.
Britons Dame Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren lost out in the best supporting actress category to US star Jenni-fer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind.
The series made actresses such as Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Cheryl Ladd household names while launching these leading ladies to fame.
It all came home to roost when GMTV hosts Penny Smith, Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd invited me on to their early morning sofa in their London studio for a chat about the non-events at Halfwit House.
Inside TV Land: Charlie's Angels, takes viewers from the successful climb of Charlie's Angels to the slow decline and cancellation, through insightful stories and anecdotes as told by principal cast and crew members including: Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Tanya Roberts, Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.