When good luck charms are mentioned in professional sports,
the one name that always comes up is "Kate Smith". Never in professional sports has
there ever been an unlikely combination that has worked so well.
The radio star of yesteryear and the "Broad Street Bullies". But you couldn't argue the results
and the love affair that grew between Flyer Fans and that first class lady.
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith was born in Greenville, Virginia, on May 1, 1909.
She started signing before audiences as a child, and would end up on Broadway
then with her own radio and television shows on top of her recordings including 19
Gold albums. The one song she is most associated with is Irving Berlin's "God Bless America".
She first sang that song on Armistice Day, 1938. She did such a good job that Berlin gave
her exclusive broadcast rights to sing that song for many years.