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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kay Thompson

Born November 9, 1909

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Kay Thompson Marker
Inscription.  Known as Kitty Fink at Soldan High and Washington University, St. Louis-born Kay Thompson began her career as a singer in Hollywood. At MGM she wrote and arranged songs for her films like "The Ziegfeld Follies" and "The Harvey Girls" in 1946. Thompson also won acclaim for her unique nightclub performances and her role in 1957's "Funny Face." In 1955 she published "Eloise," a book about a mischievous six-year-old living in New York's Plaza Hotel. Loved by children and "precocious grown-ups," "Eloise" and three sequels sold one million copies by 1963. "Eloise Takes a Bawth," published posthumously in 2002, introduced Kay Thompson's alter ego to a new generation of readers.
 
Erected 2003 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.371′ N, 90° 18.486′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Kingsland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 6660 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul C. Reinert, S.J. (here, next to this marker); Ozzie Smith (a few steps from this marker); Michael McDonald (a few steps from this marker); Jimmy Connors (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Joyner-Kersee (a few steps from this marker); Mary Engelbreit (a few steps from this marker); David Merrick (within shouting distance of this marker); William T. Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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