Swarthout, Gladys

Swarthout, Gladys

(1904–69) mezzo-soprano; born in Deepwater, Mo. American trained and highly attractive, she appeared at the Metropolitan Opera between 1929 and 1945, meanwhile concertizing and appearing in films during the 1930s.
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