Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: August 2
02 Aug 2015 --
1900 Birthday of actress and singer Helen Morgan, who rose to fame as a nightclub performer. She had a show at Billy Rose's Backstage Club, where the crowded conditions made her perch on her accompanist's piano, a subtle touch that soon became a trademark. On Broadway, Morgan appeared in Show Boat (1927), in which she was a smash singing "Bill" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man." She then reprised her role for the 1936 film version.