Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944Alternative names
Florence Foster Jenkins, 1868-1944, was an American soprano whose concerts attracted crowds despite scathing reviews. She founded and presided over the Verdi Club and was noted for generosity to younger performers. Actor St. Clair Bayfield managed her career.
From the guide to the Florence Foster Jenkins ephemera, 1909-1980, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)