I was riding with my Grandpa who was listening to Paul Harvey's "Rest of the Story". Paul talked about a large woman whose friends & family tried to discourage her from going into show business. They thought she would be laughed at because of her size. Grandpa recognized that Kate Smith was the subject early into the report, & got a little "dusty" telling me about hearing her sing God Bless America on the radio.
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