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Dieta Adelaide FISH

Dieta Adelaide FISH

Female 1905 - 1998  (93 years)

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  • Name Dieta Adelaide FISH 
    Born 06 Mar 1905  Scranton, Lackawanna, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Dec 1998  Bremerton, Kitsap, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Adelaide Fish was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1905. She graduated from Cincinnatus (New York) High School in 1922 and in 1926 received her bachelor's degree in music from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. In 1967, AFHC was awarded a Ph.D. in speech education from New York University. She married Mark Hawley on Dec. 25, 1932; their only child, Marcia, was born on April 10, 1937. On April 8, 1950, four years after her divorce from MH, AFHC married Lawrence Cumming.
      Following her graduation from college, AFHC taught music for two and a half years at the Alabama College School of Music in Montevallo. She then returned to New York, intending to pursue a career in opera, but instead joined a trio which sang in vaudeville, on the radio, and in churches.
      AFHC began her thirty-year broadcasting career in 1935. She narrated numerous radio and television programs including: "The Woman Reporter", "Woman's Page of the Air", and "News of the Day" (an MGM newsreel). Many of her radio shows and personal appearances focused on the world of fashion; her program, "Fashions on Parade" (1948-1949) was television's first such show. AFHC took on the role of Betty Crocker in 1950; she portrayed BC on television and radio until 1964, when General Mills changed its advertising campaign and when she left broadcasting. Throughout her career, AFHC appeared as a guest speaker at numerous functions, ranging from a luncheon of the Advertising Club of Boston to 4-H Club banquets. In addition, she wrote the scripts for many of the programs in which she appeared, as well as several articles and stories. [1]
    Person ID I52  GearhartSeitz
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2007 

    Family 1 Mark Hiram HAWLEY,   b. 17 Feb 1910, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1986, San Jacinto, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1932 
    Divorced 1946 
    Children 
     1. Marcia HAWLEY,   b. 10 Apr 1937  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lawrence CUMMING,   b. 21 Feb 1902, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 00 Feb 1973, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 08 Apr 1950 
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Adelaide Hawley Cumming
    Adelaide Hawley Cumming
    Adelaide Hawley Cumming as Betty Crocker
    Adelaide Hawley Cumming as Betty Crocker

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Oasis.