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 Helen Trix

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Helen Trix Famous memorial

Birth
Newmanstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
18 Nov 1951 (aged 68)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Newmanstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Yeiser family plot
Memorial ID
7416426 View Source

Entertainer. Well-known as a Vaudeville performer in her time, she began entertaining in her teens and staged shows in a town barn. Early in life she became a proficient pianist and songwriter. When still a teen, she went to New York City, New York to visit relatives and there sang in a Masonic event where she was heard by talent scouts for both the Victor and Edison recording companies. In 1906, as a contralto comedienne, she made Victor discs and Edison cylinders. Her recordings, which were enormously successful, ushered her into big-time vaudeville, where she became a headliner. On one tour she traveled with Georgie Jessel who at 14 wanted Helen Trix to become his partner. In the 1920s she teamed up with younger sister Josephine. The Trix Sisters toured Europe as major stars and operated a cabaret in Paris. In London they made a large number of recordings for HMV and Columbia which sold well all over Europe. After the sister act broke up due to Josephine's marriage, Helen held regular jobs but continued to write songs, the last in 1951, the year she died at age 65. Her ashes were returned to Newmanstown, Pennsylvania where she was born.

Entertainer. Well-known as a Vaudeville performer in her time, she began entertaining in her teens and staged shows in a town barn. Early in life she became a proficient pianist and songwriter. When still a teen, she went to New York City, New York to visit relatives and there sang in a Masonic event where she was heard by talent scouts for both the Victor and Edison recording companies. In 1906, as a contralto comedienne, she made Victor discs and Edison cylinders. Her recordings, which were enormously successful, ushered her into big-time vaudeville, where she became a headliner. On one tour she traveled with Georgie Jessel who at 14 wanted Helen Trix to become his partner. In the 1920s she teamed up with younger sister Josephine. The Trix Sisters toured Europe as major stars and operated a cabaret in Paris. In London they made a large number of recordings for HMV and Columbia which sold well all over Europe. After the sister act broke up due to Josephine's marriage, Helen held regular jobs but continued to write songs, the last in 1951, the year she died at age 65. Her ashes were returned to Newmanstown, Pennsylvania where she was born.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: gmmix
  • Added: 5 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7416426
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7416426/helen-trix: accessed ), memorial page for Helen Trix (21 Aug 1883–18 Nov 1951), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7416426, citing Millcreek Memorial Cemetery, Newmanstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.