Lee Morse Collection

Lena Corinne Taylor was born on November 30, 1897 to Pleasant John and Olive Taylor. In 1908 her family moved to Kooskia, Idaho. She gained fame as a vaudeville performer, and critics were impressed by Lee’s vocal range. Lee was one of the most recorded female vocalists of the 1920s. In the mid-1930s, Lee opened a small club in Texas, which a fire destroyed in 1939. She resettled in Rochester, NY. She revitalized her career in a limited way there. She died suddenly in 1954 at the age of 57.

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1905 to 1940
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