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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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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.
Slap my thigh and call me Lorraine Kelly, but it seems like every time you pick up the paper another name is in the frame - Mylene Klass, Penny Smith, Kate Garraway, Jenni Falconer, Holly Willoughby, Christine Bleakley, Kate Silverton .
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.
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.
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.
Drew hopes that original angels Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett will make cameo appearances.
CULTURAL ATTACHES: Chris Smith, Kate Hoey, David Mellor and John Major all left their mark
16 Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett as Kelly, Sabrina and Jill in Charlie's Angels
Actress Tracey Shaw joins a long list of celebrities - including Mandy Smith, Kate Winslett, Lena Zavaroni, Michelle Strachan, Di's sister-in- law Victoria Spencer, even glamorous Gladiator Diane Youdale - who have admitted to eating disorders.
The 70s original TV show starring Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett-Majors was all bikinis, big hair and bigger teeth and that famous triple-threat posed silhouette.
Pictured from left to right are John Whittaker, Jim Hogg, Richard Smith, Kate Warters and Pam Maxon.
And pictured (above) at the newlyrefurbished Colne Valley Leisure Centre are (from the left): Daniel Smith, Kate Liversidge (Team Leader), Eorl Crabtree, Nathan Mason, Jo Hartley (Fitness Team Leader), Ryan Driver (Regional Sales Coordinator).