"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Girl of the Day - Kathryn Grayson

Maybe the best pure singer of the early 1950s heyday of the movie musical, opera-trained Kathryn Grayson starred in two big hits:  Showboat and Kiss Me Kate.   She was born today in 1922, and died at 88 in 2010.

Here's a big number from Showboat, with Grayson showing off her pipes:

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