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Frances Alda

AKA Frances Jeanne Davies

Born: 31-May-1879
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: 18-Sep-1952
Location of death: Venice, Italy
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, All Saints Cemetery, Great Neck, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera

Father: David Davies
Mother: Leonora
Husband: Giulio Gatti-Casazza (Manager of the NY Met, m. 3-Apr-1910, div. 1928)
Husband: Ray Vir Den (advertising executive, m. 14-Apr-1941)

    High School: Miss Brown's Boarding School

    New York Metropolitan Opera (1908-10 and 1912-29)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1939
    English Ancestry Paternal
    Uruguayan Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
Men, Women and Tenors (1937, memoir)


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