lovie Austin, real name Cora Calhoun was born 19th on september 1887, in Chattanooga.
Lovie Austin studied music at Knoxville college in Tennessee, then at Roger Williams college in Nashville
Married very early to a movie ,theater owner in detroit, she later married a variety artist and accompanied her husband and partener.
She toured on the vaudeville circuit, settling in Chicago in 1923.
Austin worked for 20 years as the musical director for the Monogram Theatre and later on as a pianist at a dancing school, only returning to record in 1961 as part of Riverside's Living Legends series.