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Mana-Zucca (25 December 1885--8 March 1981) was an American actress, singer, pianist and composer; born Gizella Zuccamanof (later changed to Zuccaman) in New York City on December 25, 1885; the daughter of Polish émigrés, she was a child prodigy who began composing at an early age; she studied piano with the eminent Polish pianist and pedagogue Alexander Lambert, who suggested that she take the stage name of Augusta, which she used for a while but did not like and later dropped in favor of Mana-Zucca, a rearrangement of her surname; she also studied harmony and composition with Herman Spielter; she married Irwin M. Cassel on 21 September 1921; Mana-Zucca had three distinct but interconnected careers: as a concert pianist of great renown, as a singer who performed leading roles in musical comedy, and as a prolific composer; her brochure of published music totals more than four hundred works; these include music for piano, orchestra, and voice; she also composed music for young students; she died in Miami on March 8, 1981; her papers, including copies of her compositions, are housed at Florida International University



Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

"I Love Life", 1923

 Item — Box 2: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Il-Im, Object: 2
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001
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Dates: Publication: 1923

"In God We Trust", 1923

 Item — Box 2: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Int-Iv, Object: 9
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001

Rachem, 1919

 Item — Box 3: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Ra-Ru, Object: 1
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001
Scope and Contents

Medium, Text in Hebrew, Italian, and English

Dates: Publication: 1919

"The Big Brown Bear", 1919

 Item — Box 1: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Bi-Bl, Object: 3
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001

"The old mill's grist", 1922

 Item — Box 2: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Oa-Ol, Object: 40
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001
Scope and Contents

High G, Medium F, Low E flat

Dates: Publication: 1922

The Top O' the Mornin', 1920

 Item — Box 3: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Ti-To, Object: 31
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001
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Dates: Publication: 1920