She played opposite the Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera and hasn’t slowed down since
It opened fifty years ago and changed Broadway forever
The ceaseless clatter of cheap pianos from a mid-Manhattan side street was once music to all America
Americans don’t hesitate to say anything they please about a public performance. But the right to do so wasn’t established until the Cherry Sisters sued a critic who didn’t like their appalling vaudeville act.
The tremendous response to his radio shows led to standing-room-only theatre performances and cross-country tours, but Rudy Vallée claimed it was just good luck and timing.