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 Emma Carus

Emma Carus

Birth
Germany
Death 18 Nov 1927 (aged 48)
Venice, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Daffodil Corridor, Crypt 2328
Memorial ID 13011 · View Source
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Singer and Actress. A contralto with operatic training, she became a leading Broadway and vaudeville performer of the early 20th. century. Raised in New York from an early age, she received vocal lessons from her opera singer mother (singing in public at six), and is said to have appeared in vaudeville as early as 1894. Her first documented performances, however, came in the 1897 "Rally Round the Flag", at Keith and Albee's Union Square Theater. Carus soon found success in both New York and Chicago; "Nell Go-In" (1899), "The Giddy Throng" (1900), and the 1902 "The Wild Rose" were particularly well-received. She appeared in the first "Zigfield Follies" in 1907, had a major success in 1911 with "The Wife Hunters", and helped popularize Irving Berlin's first hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band". After 1915, she limited herself to vaudeville. Her personal life was turbulent, with an early failed marriage, and an 1897 suicide attempt after a lover killed himself.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Added: 16 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13011
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Carus (18 Mar 1879–18 Nov 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13011, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .