Lee Morse, 1897 - 1954

Lee Morse (November 30, 1897 — December 16, 1954) was an US jazz and blues singer and songwriter whose greatest popularity was in the 1920s and early 1930s, although her career began around 1917 and continued until her death in 1954. Morse was known for her strong, deep singing voice and vocal range, which often belied the fact that she was merely five feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. Among her best known trademarks was her yodeling. Morse was also moderately successful as an actress on the Broadway stage. Her life and career, however, were marred by alcoholism.

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