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Kate Smith
May 1, 1907 - June 17, 1986
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen, women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds.


There's no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance.


I have personally believed in every product I have ever advertised.


Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women.


This nation loves singing and loves acting.


I have always examined closely the motives of any group for which I am asked to raise money.


I have never known stage-fright at any time.


I learn my songs by ear.


An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise.


Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity.


Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.


I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience, telling me I've reached their hearts. And when I do, the thrill is mine.


I shall always respect the composer. If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing.


It became obvious in 1957 that I was endangering my health by carrying so much weight.


I am exceedingly lucky that my voice, along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm, was given me at birth.


Since I have been singing for so many years, I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously.


Ice cream was my undoing, and six chocolate milk shakes in a row were nothing to me at one time.


I know I'm fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing.


During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.


Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food.


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