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BORN ON THIS DAY: MARIA MULDAUR

On September 12, 1943: Singer Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D’Amato, known as Maria Muldaur, was born in Greenwich Village. She is a folk-blues singer who was part of the 1960s American folk music revival.

KATHARINE HEPBURN

On September 12, 1928: Katharine Hepburn made her Broadway debut in Night Hostess, playing a bit part. Hepburn then went on to gain attention for her roles in Warrior’s Husband, Bringing Up Baby, and The Philadelphia Story.

THIS CARNIVAL HAD ONLY 6 PERFORMANCES

On September 12, 1953: The Broadway musical, Carnival in Flanders, closed at the New Century Theatre after only six performance. The musical won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and is the shortest lived Tony Award honored performance.

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