Lillian Russell, American actress and singer, Photo Cabinet card, Falk New York

Lillian Russell, American actress and singer, Photo Cabinet card, Falk New York
Lillian Russell, American actress and singer, Photo Cabinet card, Falk New York

Lillian Russell, American actress and singer, Photo Cabinet card, Falk New York

Lillian Russell, American actress and singer. Lillian Russell (December 4, 1860/1861 June 6, 1922), born Helen Louise Leonard, was an American actress and singer. She became one of the most famous actresses and singers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known for her beauty and style, as well as for her voice and stage presence. Russell was born in Clinton, Iowa but raised in Chicago.

Her parents separated when she was eighteen, and she moved to New York with her mother. She began to perform professionally by 1879, singing for Tony Pastor and playing roles in comic opera, including Gilbert and Sullivan works.

Composer Edward Solomon created roles in several of his comic operas for her in London. For many years, she was the foremost singer of operettas and musical theatre in the United States, performing continuously through the end of the 19th century. In 1899, she joined the Weber and Fields'Music Hall, where she starred for five years.

After 1904, she began to have vocal difficulties and switched to dramatic roles. Russell was married four times, but her longest relationship was with Diamond Jim Brady, who supported her extravagant lifestyle for four decades. In later years, Russell wrote a newspaper column, advocated women's suffrage, was a popular lecturer and contributed to the passage of the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924. Tirage albuminé d'époque - Vintage albumen print. Falk, New York - Circa 1890. Envoi en lettre suivie ou recommandée suivant la valeur. You can combine as many items as you like into one order by requesting a combined invoice or using the "Add to Cart" button.

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Lillian Russell, American actress and singer, Photo Cabinet card, Falk New York