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Her sisters' names
There seems to be confusion about her sisters' names. The best page on her, http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=4480 and http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/snow-val.htm, first talk of "her sisters Alvaida and Hattie", and later of "her sister, Lavaida, a singer". It's too tempting to assume that they were three sisters, Alvaida, Lavaida and Valaida, but maybe one of the spellings is just a typo. — Sebastian 11:48, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
- Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America, Volume 1 has "Likewise the spelling of the given names of Valaida and her siblings also varies. Theatre programmes and other documents for Valaida and her sister and brother list their names variously: Valaida, brother Alvaida and sister Lavaida were also spelled as Valyda, Arvada and Levanda or Lavad. Sister Hattie escaped alternate spellings of her given name." p 1051. Unfortunately I can't view the next page. ---Sluzzelin talk 07:33, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
- Interesting! I guess we need to change the entry for her birth, then. Funny that 1904, the year we have, isn't even in that list! — Sebastian 05:13, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Valaida Snow is mentioned in the Oct. 16, 1943 Billboard Magazine, performing a historically patriotic song at Club Zombie in Detroit:
Perhaps this reference will be useful to future editors. It is interesting that this is the only easily-found mention of this song by name in Google searches.
According to biographer Mark Miller, who gives evidences about this assertion (articles from the danich press,conversation with people who knew her at that time...), Valaida never went to a concentration camp, but was arrested by danish policemen for robbery and drug addiction... This is less heroical, of course: perhaps will it be more honect to rectify thi detail? For posterity, Valaida is one of the Nazis victims, which seems to be wrong. Most of her "glory" commes from this error. Mardigan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mardigan (talk • contribs) 14:42, 2 September 2015 (UTC)