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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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Known For

Carmen
Carmen Carmen
(1915)
Joan the Woman
Joan the Woman Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc)
(1916)
Flame of the Desert
Flame of the Desert Lady Isabelle Channing
(1919)
Maria Rosa
Maria Rosa Maria Rosa
(1916)

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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
Carmen
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4 Print Biographies | 36 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Regarded as one of the great beauties of her day, as well as one of the great voices of all time, she had a long, passionate affair with Arturo Toscanini during his years as chief conductor at the Metropolitan Opera (1908-15). It was supposedly her ultimatum that she would make the affair public if Toscanini did not leave his wife for her that led to his abrupt resignation from the company. Many ... See more »

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Gerry

Star Sign:

Pisces

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