From Victorian farm girl to one of the world’s greatest opera sopranos


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Marjorie grew up in Winchelsea in country Victoria, Australia, dreaming of becoming an opera star like Dame Nellie Melba. In 1928 she went to Paris to study opera without knowing a word of French and having never heard of Richard Wagner. In 1941, at the height her success, she was tragically cut down by polio and became completely paralysed. With the help of Australian nurse, Sister Kenny, Marjorie regained movement in her upper body and resumed her career in a wheelchair. In 1955, MGM made a movie of her life, "Interrupted Melody", starring Eleanor Parker and Glenn Ford, which won an Academy Award.

  • Original title: Marjorie Lawrence: The World at Her Feet
  • Release date: Dec. 16, 2021
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Producers: Australian International Pictures


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