Emma Kelly

Emma Kelly


Emma Kelly was born on Dec 17, 1918 in USA. Emma Kelly's big-screen debut came with Hedd Wyn directed by Paul Turner in 1992. Emma Kelly is known for Hedd Wyn directed by Paul Turner, Huw Garmon stars as Ellis Evans and Catrin Fychan as Magi Evans. The upcoming new movie Emma Kelly plays is Hedd Wyn which will be released on Jan 12, 1996.

Emma Kelly, the "Lady of 6,000 Songs" made famous by the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." John Berendt, author of the 1994 book that was made into a motion picture, devoted an entire chapter to the singer and pianist, describing Kelly as a teetotaling Baptist who played cocktail lounges Saturday nights and Sunday schools on Sunday mornings. The recognition made her Savannah nightclub act a must-see for tourists. Kelly got her nickname from Savannah-born songwriter Johnny Mercer, who, after challenging her to play numerous songs he named, estimated she knew 6,000 songs from memory.

  • Birthday

    Dec 17, 1918
  • Place of Birth

    Statesboro, Georgia, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows