Taylor Swift’s grandmother and her relationship with Puerto Rico: she was part of the opera and a local program

Did you know that the singer’s grandmother Taylor Swift Was he part of a well-known Puerto Rican television program in the 1960s?

In the midst of the successful world tour “The Eras Tour”, with which he celebrates 17 years of career and which is about to surpass the record as the most lucrative tour of all time, curiosity resurfaced about his family, specifically about his grandmother Marjorie Finlay.

If you are a “Swiftie” you will remember that the 33-year-old singer, who became the first female artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on the music platform Spotify, dedicated the song to her. “Marjorie” to his beloved grandmother.

Furthermore, on several occasions during her tour, the interpreter of “Look What You Made Me Do” has highlighted Marjorie’s influence on his fruitful musical career.

Here we tell you some curious facts, which appear in several clippings of newspaper articles dating back to 1962, about the maternal grandmother of one of the most influential celebrities of these times:

♦ During her younger years, Marjorie Moehlenkamp – her maiden name – was a prominent opera singer who was a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the 1950s.

♦ She then married soldier Robert Finlay, and due to military duties, the couple lived in several Caribbean countries, including Venezuela, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

♦ Marjorie lived on the Isle of Enchantment for seven years with her husband and daughter, Andrea Gardner Swift, Taylor’s mother.

♦ During that period he was part of the Puerto Rico Symphony and even had his own television program in the 60s. “The Pan-American Show” was a bilingual game show that aired every night from Santurce. The popular show also had the participation of the Cuban producer, Gaspar Pumarejo.

♦ Marjorie died on June 1, 2003 at the age of 74 and although she was not able to witness in life what her little granddaughter would become, there is no doubt that her story will always play an essential role in Swift’s life.

Press article that reviews the life of Taylor Swift’s grandmother. (Supplied)

“Miss Finlay entered television in 1960, when an American girl who spoke broken Spanish was needed for a bilingual Pan-American program aimed at achieving better understanding throughout the American continent through her music,” explains a press article that reviewed the program, where they stated that “thousands of Puerto Ricans were delighted and entertained by Finlay.”

“My Spanish was bad enough to be funny and the audience loved it,” Marjorie joked in an interview.

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