Adair, Margaret Jeanne Dignan (fem) 16.jan.1897-28.oct.1966 USA NY, New York - California, Los Angeles
pianist, singer, stage name A'Dair, 1921 graduated from Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, 1921-1922 studied violin with Townsend Fellows in New York, 1926 BA from Manhattanville Sacred Heart College New York, 1925-1927 appeared as singer on radio in New York, 1927 she moved to Los Angeles, 1932-1935 studied voice with Bertha Vaughn in Los Angeles, 1935-1939 voice with Leon Ardin in Los Angeles, 1940-1946 voice and piano with Homer Samuels, 1945-1948 composition with Julius Seyler in Los Angeles, 1930-1950 residing at 2106 Prosser Avenue in Los Angeles Santa Monica ; daughter of operator Adressing Machine Co. John Joseph Dignan (Ireland 1868-21.jun.1946 Boston) and soprano Margaret Moran (Ireland 1868-) ; 3.may.1927 she married engineer/inventor sound motion picture Harold Cantello Suekert (New Jersey 29.mar.1888-11.dec.1930 Santa Monica), she never remarried

[Mize 1951 gives erroneously born 1907]

Title Parts

[] Where the South Seas gleam. Song
written for the NTG's Frivolity Club in New York

[] Hymn to California
adopted as official hymn by the Native Daughters of the Golden West

[] The river. Song
at the request of the Lyceum Club at the Festival of Women in Music in Basel Switzerland Sep 1950

[] Balboa Bay. Song
[] Mother's lullaby. Song
[] Starr in darkness. Drama
libretto Eleanor Roberts

[] 15 Songs for Once upon a summertime, a children's book by Eleanor Roberts
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