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 Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Birth
Austria
Death 17 Nov 1936 (aged 75)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Corridor of Sunshine in the Cathedral Mausoleum
Memorial ID 5830 · View Source
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Opera Singer. Born Tini Rössler, she was a celebrated mezzo-soprano, noted for tonal richness, flexibility and wide range of voice. In 1878, she made her debut at the Dresden Opera House and was regular at the Hamburg Opera in 1882. By the 1890s, she had become a International figure performing in London, Paris, Berlin, also making her American debut in Chicago and at the New York Metroplitan in 1898. She became an American citizen in 1908, performed on Broadway, toured and signed a recording contract with RCA Victor. Her 1910 recording of "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" (Silent Night), was a huge seller that stayed in the Victor catalog until she did another version in 1926. Public response was so strong, she made an appearance in the film "Here's to Romance" (1935), but before she could make a movie starring as herself, she died of leukemia at the age of 75. Her son Ferdinand Schumann-Heink, was an actor whom appeared in 65 films, including "Hell's Angels" and "Blonde Venus", is buried next to her.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernestine Schumann-Heink (15 Jun 1861–17 Nov 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5830, citing Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .