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Anna Held (1872–1918)

Anna Held was born Helene Anna Held on March 8, 1872 (some sources say 1873) in Warsaw, Poland. She was the youngest of eleven children. Her Jewish family fled to Paris, France. Sadly her father died from alcoholism when she was twelve. She started her career singing in Europe. Her signature song was "Won't You Come And Play With Me." In 1894 she ... See full bio »

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Madame la Presidente Mademoiselle Gobette
The Comet Actress


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 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "It's Delightful to be Married")
 1941 Love Crazy (lyrics: "It's Delightful to Be Married" (1907) - uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (lyrics: "It's Delightful to Be Married" (1907) - uncredited)
 1933 Betty Boop's May Party (Short) (lyrics: "It's Delightful To Be Married")
 1931 Prestige (lyrics: "It's Delightful to Be Married" (1907) - uncredited)
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 1916 Madame la Presidente
Mademoiselle Gobette
 1910 The Comet (Short)
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 1916 Animated Weekly, No. 10 (Documentary short)
 1916 Pathé News, No. 18 (Short)
 1913 Elevating an Elephant (Short documentary)
 1913 Popular Players Off the Stage (Documentary short)
 1901/II Anna Held (Documentary)
 1901/I Anna Held (Documentary short)
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 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Special)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Miss Innocence. Musical extravaganza. Music by Ludwig Englander. Based on material by Harry B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Featuring songs by Egbert Van Alstyne. Featuring songs with lyrics by Harry Williams. Featuring "My Post Card Girl" by Louis A. Hirsch and Addison Burkhard. Featuring "I'm Learning Something Every Day"... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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There is no glory in war. You should be so prepared that war will never be necessary; that it will never be necessary to send your young men forth to pour out their life's blood in a useless conflict. See more »


Daughter with Maximo Carrera: Liane Held Carrera See more »


Wearing Corsets On Stage

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