Rosa Rio, who has died at 107, had a remarkable career as an organist which evolved from silent films, to radio, to television.
In Miss Rio’s career one can trace the entire history of entertainment technology in the 20th century. After all, she was alive, and playing, for nearly all of it.
While at NBC:
On Sept. 1, 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland, she was summoned to work at 2 a.m. For the next 10 hours, she performed somber music between news bulletins.
" Rosa Rio, Organist From Silent Films to Soap Operas, Dies at 107." New York Times 14 May 2010.
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