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Let’s Make Believe

Kathryn Grayson is one of those outstanding celebritites that are few and far between. Trained as an opera singer, she was signed to RCA Red Seal records at the tender age of 15 and later with MGM in the 1940s. She was stunningly gorgeous, had excellent acting skills and had the singing chops that allowed her to move between musicals and dramas.

In the clip above she performs the song “Make Believe” with Howard Keel in the 1951 film Showboat based on the stage musical written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein. A typical lavish MGM production, the film version starred Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel, with Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, William Warfield, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead and Leif Erickson and much of the original stage dialogue was rewritten removing most of the comedic moments and changing this production into a musical romantic drama. This number showcases the beautiful singing voice of Kathryn Grayson.

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