Nora Bayes

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Date of Birth October 8, 1880
Place of Birth Illinois
Date of Death Mar 19, 1928 (47)
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Nora Bayes

Nora Bayes was an American singer, comedian, actress and vaudeville star of the early 20th century.

Birth name: Rachel Goldberg
Born: Oct 3, 1880, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Origin: Chicago
Died: Mar 19, 1928, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres: Pop
Occupation(s): Singer, actress, comedian
Years active: 1898–1928
Labels: Victor, Columbia
Associated acts: Jack Norworth
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About Nora Bayes

Singer and comedic stage actress popular during the early 1900s. Her World War I-era recording of "Over There" became famous internationally.

Before Fame

She began performing in vaudeville productions at the age of eighteen. She later appeared on the Broadway stage.


She co-wrote the popular song "Shine on Harvest Moon," which debuted in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908.

Family Life

She married her fifth husband, Benjamin Friedland, in 1925. Over the course of her five marriages, she became the adoptive mother of three children.


Fellow singer Jack Norworth was her second husband.

Information related to Nora Bayes

  • Actors from Joliet, Illinois
  • Musicians from Joliet, Illinois
  • Victor Records artists
  • 19th-century American singers
  • Burials at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx)
  • Traditional pop music singers
  • 19th-century American actresses
  • American Theater Hall of Fame inductees
  • Jewish American actresses
  • American women comedians
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