Florence Foster Jenkins

1868 - 1944

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins (born Narcissa Florence Foster; July 19, 1868 – November 26, 1944) was an American socialite and amateur soprano who was known, and mocked, for her flamboyant performance costumes and notably poor singing ability. Stephen Pile ranked her "the world's worst opera singer ... No one, before or since, has succeeded in liberating themselves quite so completely from the shackles of musical notation."Because of her technical incompetence, she became a prominent musical cult figure in New York City during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Florence Foster Jenkins has received more than 6,628,405 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 65th most popular singer.

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Among singers, Florence Foster Jenkins ranks 65 out of 3,001Before her are Marianne Faithfull, Salvatore Adamo, José Carreras, George Michael, Víctor Jara, and Toto Cutugno. After her are 50 Cent, Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Anna Magdalena Bach, Jennifer Lopez, and The Notorious B.I.G..

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Among people born in 1868, Florence Foster Jenkins ranks 15Before her are Emanuel Lasker, Gichin Funakoshi, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Arnold Sommerfeld, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, and Peter Behrens. After her are Paul Claudel, Fuad I of Egypt, Gaston Leroux, Robert Falcon Scott, Theodore William Richards, and Gustav Meyrink. Among people deceased in 1944, Florence Foster Jenkins ranks 25Before her are Glenn Miller, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Richard Sorge, Ernst Thälmann, and Galeazzo Ciano. After her are Erwin von Witzleben, Chūichi Nagumo, Bertha Benz, Friedrich Olbricht, Louis Renault, and Max Jacob.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Florence Foster Jenkins ranks 420 out of 12,171Before her are Richard Stallman (1953), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Shirley Temple (1928), Steve Ballmer (1956), Terry Gilliam (1940), and Lauren Bacall (1924). After her are Chuck Jones (1912), John Tyler (1790), Paulette Goddard (1910), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Jeff Bridges (1949), and James Coburn (1928).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Florence Foster Jenkins ranks 25Before her are Marvin Gaye (1939), Kurt Cobain (1967), Glen Campbell (1936), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Billie Holiday (1915), and Eminem (1972). After her are 50 Cent (1975), Stevie Wonder (1950), Jennifer Lopez (1969), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), and Prince (1958).