Mabel Mercer

| April 11, 2015

April 2008
MABEL MERCER

Mabel-Mercer-Cabaret-Hall-of-Fame-Cabaret-Scenes-MagazineThe name Mabel Mercer is synonymous with cabaret. From her supper club origins in Paris, she had the cream of society’s elite at her feet. Any night might find The Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson, Cole Porter, the legendary Bricktop, American millionairess “Joe” Carstairs, and similar newsworthy figures in her audience. Reaching American shores in 1938—where she was greeted by Marlene Dietrich—Mercer became an equally admired and avidly sought performer in New York’s club scene. An infatuated Frank Sinatra lauded Mercer’s delivery with, “Everything I know about phrasing, I learned from Mabel Mercer.”

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