August 4, birthday of Helen Kane and Nadežda Mosusova

Helen Kane, born 1904, on this date was an American singer and the inspiration for Betty Boop. This is a delightful song. After it is a brief description of Nadezda Mosusova.

I want to be Loved by You

Nadežda Mosusova (Nadezda) (b. 4 Aug 1928) is a Serbian composer and musicologist. (Wikipedia)

Sorry, I can only find one link to her, and there aren’t any listings on Youtube of her work.

It would be greatly appreciated if one of you, dear readers, could find a recording of her music and refer us to it.



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Writer and Education Professional. Specialties include Ethics, Personal Memoir, Classical music, Tai Chi, Stress Reduction, Meditation, Coping, Classical Music, Aging, Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity (& what interests me.)

4 Responses to August 4, birthday of Helen Kane and Nadežda Mosusova

  1. kvennarad says:

    Veeeerrry interesting. Betty Boop was originally an anthropomorphic dog, and her singing voice was provided by Mae Questrel. I hadn’t realised that Questrel was satirising another singer.

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  2. kvennarad says:

    I felt EVERY bit of the ‘Danse Apache’ when Betty is pulling Ko-Ko’s tooth!

    Totally surreal. There is a moment in one of the old pre-clean-up Betty Boop cartoons, where the animator sneaks in one frame in which the viewer sees up BB’s skirt and discovers she has no underwear on.

    Now not many people know that!


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