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Mary Garden (1874–1967)

Opera soprano Mary Garden was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on February 20, 1874. Her family emigrated to the US in 1880, eventually settling in Chicago, Illinois. She showed an aptitude for music at an early age, studying the violin and piano and taking voice lessons while still a young girl. In 1895 she went to Paris, France, to further her voice ... See full bio »

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A great beauty as well as a great singer, she was the subject of a famous incident when she arived at a dinner party wearing a backless, strapless gown that didn't leave much to the imagination. When an older man asked what was holding the gown up, Garden replied, "Two things, sir. Your age and my discretion." See more »

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