Shirley Ross Poster

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Also notable for singing "The Bad In Every Man" in Manhattan Melodrama (1934), made up, none too convincingly, as a woman of mixed racial ancestry in a scene set in Harlem's Cotton Club. When this song - now on its second set of lyrics after having been written, though never recorded, as "Prayer," for Hollywood Party (1934) - once again failed to become a hit, it was re-written one last time. Obviously, the third time was the charm; "Blue Moon" would become one of Rodgers and Hart's most durable standards.