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
Al JolsonAl Jolson
26 May 1886, American
Actor, Singer

Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820, Swedish
Opera Singer

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

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868, American
Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
27 February 1897, American

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
12 September 1888, French
Actor, Singer

Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
19 May 1861, Australian
Opera Singer
George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878, American
American playwright

Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel
11 December 1890, Argentinian
Anna HeldAnna Held
08 March 1872, French
Actress, Singer

Grace MooreGrace Moore
05 December 1898, American
Opera Singer & Actress

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899, South African
Alberta HunterAlberta Hunter
01 April 1895, American
American singer

Alma GluckAlma Gluck
11 May 1884, American
John DeanJohn Dean
02 September 1897, British

Jack HaleyJack Haley
10 August 1897, American

Walter PidgeonWalter Pidgeon
23 September 1897, Canadian, American
Actor, Singer, Stage actor, Television actor,
Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso
25 February 1873, Italian
Opera singer, Singer

Alessandro MoreschiAlessandro Moreschi
11 November 1858
Singer, Opera singer
Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896, American
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
09 January 1898, British
Actor, Comedian, Singer

Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
18 October 1898, Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
22 January 1897, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Sara CarterSara Carter
21 July 1898, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,

Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1884, Ukrainian, American, Russian

Mississippi John HurtMississippi John Hurt
08 March 1892, American

Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence
04 July 1898, British, American
Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy
26 June 1893, American

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Agustín LaraAgustín Lara
30 October 1897, Mexican
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter

04 April 1875, French
actor, singer

Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854, German, Indian

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
E.Y. HarburgE.Y. Harburg
08 April 1896, American

Sir Harry LauderSir Harry Lauder
04 August 1870, Scottish