Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Kate Smith

Recorded November 11th, 1975 - 25 min

Singer who had a career that began on the stage in 1927 and continued with success on records, in radio, motion pictures and television.  She was born May 1, 1907 and was appearing at the Mill Run Theater in suburban Chicago when we had a chance to talk with her about her show business career. She was 68 years old.  The evening before we met for this conversation, we were part of a sold-out audience that saw her sing “God Bless America” stood up, sang along with her, then cheered her performance.  She died June 17, 1986 at age 79.

Kate Smith was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1999.

Kate Smith Show 5/24/46

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to a AFRS broadcast of the Kate Smith Show of May 24th, 1946.