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Geraldine Farrar (1882–1967)

Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in "Faust". From 1906-22 she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. During ... See full bio »

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Carmen Carmen
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Joan the Woman Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc)
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 1920 The Riddle: Woman
Lilla Gravert
 1919 Shadows
Muriel Barnes / Cora Lamont
 1918 The Hell Cat
Pancha O'Brien
 1918 The Bonds That Tie (Short)
Miss Columbia
 1918 The Turn of the Wheel
Rosalie Dean
 1917 The Woman God Forgot
Tecza (daughter of Montezuma)
 1915 Temptation
Renee Dupree
 1915/I Carmen
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Joan of Arc - my favorite movie characterization - I gave to the full of my heart and soul. I spent as much thought and energy in making live again - if only on the shadow stage - the blessed Maid of Orleans, as upon any of my creations. The enthusiastic appreciation with which this photodrama has been received in almost every country in the world compensates me for all the physical risks I have ... See more »


She made a recording of a famous opera duet with her friend and frequent stage co-star, legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. Caruso had had a drink before the recording session, and at one point on the record, according to nearly all sources, Farrar can be clearly heard singing (in place of the original words) the line "He had a highball". See more »



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