Vivienne Segal

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
The reigning musical diva of her time, opulent Broadway star/comedienne Vivienne Segal received surprisingly short shrift when it came to Hollywood offers (she made only five musical films during the 1930s) and is now probably less regarded today due to the snub. Prodded by a typical stage mother who took quick notice of her daughter's budding soprano voice, Vivienne was on stage by age 15 and found her early claim to fame as one of the Big Apple's most popular ingénues. Read more...