Famous 19th Century Singers
Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Singers, including Fred Astaire, Bessie Smith, Noël Coward, Al Jolson and Paul Robeson.
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899, American
Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820, Swedish
Opera Singer

Paul RobesonPaul Robeson
09 April 1898, American
Singer, Actor & Civil Rights Activist

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868, American

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American

Al JolsonAl Jolson
26 May 1886, American
Actor, Singer
Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
27 February 1897, American

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
12 September 1888, French
Actor, Singer

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878, American
American playwright
Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel
11 December 1890, Argentinian

Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
19 May 1861, Australian
Opera Singer
Grace MooreGrace Moore
05 December 1898, American
Opera Singer & Actress

Anna HeldAnna Held
08 March 1872, French
Actress, Singer

Alberta HunterAlberta Hunter
01 April 1895, American
American singer
Alma GluckAlma Gluck
11 May 1884, American

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899, South African
Walter PidgeonWalter Pidgeon
23 September 1897, Canadian, American
Actor, Singer, Stage actor, Television actor,

Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso
25 February 1873, Italian
Opera singer, Singer

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896, American
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor
Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
18 October 1898, Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
09 January 1898, British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
22 January 1897, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist

Sara CarterSara Carter
21 July 1898, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Alessandro MoreschiAlessandro Moreschi
11 November 1858
Singer, Opera singer

Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,
Agustín LaraAgustín Lara
30 October 1897, Mexican
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter
Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854, German, Indian

04 April 1875, French
actor, singer

Ezio PinzaEzio Pinza
18 May 1892, Italian
Singer, Actor, Opera singer

Beniamino GigliBeniamino Gigli
20 March 1890, Italian
Actor, Opera singer, Singer
14 May 1874, French
Actor, Singer, Stage actor

Lina CavalieriLina Cavalieri
25 December 1874
Singer, Actor, Opera singer

Evert TaubeEvert Taube
12 March 1890, Swedish
Singer, Composer, Musician, Writer, Poet,

Mary GardenMary Garden
20 February 1874, American
Singer, Opera singer, Actor

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Sir Harry LauderSir Harry Lauder
04 August 1870, Scottish