The Artist Birthday Series

Florence Foster Jenkins

Today’s Artist Birthday: Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins (July 19, 1868 – November 26, 1944) was an American socialite and amateur operatic soprano who was known and ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone, her aberrant pronunciation, and her generally poor singing ability. Nascina Florence Foster was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the… Read More Florence Foster Jenkins

The Artist Birthday Series

Mistinguett

Today’s Artist Birthday: Mistinguett Mistinguett (5 April 1875 – 5 January 1956) was a French actress and singer, whose birth name was Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois. She was at one time the highest-paid female entertainer in the world. The daughter of Antoine Bourgeois, a 30-year-old day-laborer, and Jeannette Debrée, a 21-year-old seamstress, Jeanne Bourgeois was born… Read More Mistinguett