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SohoJohnny Meets Legendary Melba Moore

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Melba Moore is an American singer, actress, and entertainer who has made significant contributions to the music and entertainment industry. She was born on October 29, 1945, in New York City, USA.

Moore’s career began in the mid-1960s when she joined the cast of the Broadway musical “Hair.” Her powerful voice and captivating stage presence garnered attention, leading her to pursue a solo music career. In the 1970s and 1980s, she achieved success as an R&B and disco singer, with several hit songs and albums.

Some of her most notable songs include “This Is It,” “You Stepped into My Life,” “Love’s Comin’ at Ya,” and “Read My Lips.” Moore received Grammy nominations and won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in “Purlie,” making her the first African American actress to earn this prestigious award in that category.

Aside from her music career, Melba Moore also appeared in various television shows and films, showcasing her versatility as an entertainer. Some of her notable acting credits include “The Fighting Temptations,” “All Dogs Go to Heaven 2,” and appearances on TV shows like “The Love Boat,” “Falcon Crest,” and “Ellis Island.”

Over the years, Melba Moore has remained active in the entertainment industry and continues to be recognized as a talented and influential figure in music and theater. Her contributions have left a lasting impact on the industry and have earned her a dedicated fanbase.

Here she meets rocknyc publisher SohoJohnny during the filming of “Soho At Night”

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