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.
Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American
Singer
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899, American
Dancer

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
27 February 1897, American
Singer

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

Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820, Swedish
Opera Singer

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868, American
Socialite
Al JolsonAl Jolson
26 May 1886, American
Actor, Singer

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

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
Singer

Anna HeldAnna Held
08 March 1872, French
Actress, Singer

Alberta HunterAlberta Hunter
01 April 1895, American
American singer

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

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899, South African
Virologist
Alma GluckAlma Gluck
11 May 1884, American
Soprano

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

Jack HaleyJack Haley
10 August 1897, American
Vaudevillian

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

Constanze MozartConstanze Mozart
05 January 1762, Austrian
Singer

Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
22 January 1897, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1886, Ukrainian, American, Russian
Singer

Alessandro MoreschiAlessandro Moreschi
11 November 1858
Singer, Opera singer
Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
24 September 1893, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist,

Marilyn MillerMarilyn Miller
01 September 1898, American
Actress

Mississippi John HurtMississippi John Hurt
08 March 1892, American
Singer
Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854, German, Indian
Composer

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Julia PastranaJulia Pastrana
1834 AD, Mexican
Performer
Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence
04 July 1898, British, American
Actress

Tommy JohnsonTommy Johnson
31 December 1896, American
American musician

Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy
26 June 1893, American
Singer

Sara CarterSara Carter
21 July 1898, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Beatrice LillieBeatrice Lillie
29 May 1894, Canadian, British, American
Actress
E.Y. HarburgE.Y. Harburg
08 April 1896, American
Lyricist

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

Elga AndersenElga Andersen
02 February 1935, German
Actress

John McCormackJohn McCormack
14 June 1884, Irish
Irish singer
Cicely CourtneidgeCicely Courtneidge
01 April 1893, Australian, British
Actress

Nino FerrerNino Ferrer
15 August 1934, French, Italian
Singer-songwriter

Vesta TilleyVesta Tilley
13 May 1864, British
Musical Artist

Marie LloydMarie Lloyd
12 February 1870, British
Singer

MistinguettMistinguett
04 April 1875, French
actor, singer
Florence MillsFlorence Mills
25 January 1896, American
Singer

Adele SpitzederAdele Spitzeder
09 February 1832, German
Singer
Lily PonsLily Pons
12 April 1898, French
American-French operatic soprano

Sir Harry LauderSir Harry Lauder
04 August 1870, Scottish
 

Pauline ViardotPauline Viardot
18 July 1821, French
Soprano
Harry BurleighHarry Burleigh
02 December 1866, American
Composer

ArlettyArletty
15 May 1898, French
Actress
Liane de PougyLiane de Pougy
02 July 1869, French
Vedette

Adelina PattiAdelina Patti
10 February 1843, Spanish, Italian
Opera Singer

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

Lawrence TibbettLawrence Tibbett
16 November 1896, American
Opera singer

Aloysia WeberAloysia Weber
1760 AD, Austrian
Soprano
Uncle Dave MaconUncle Dave Macon
07 October 1870, American
Musician

PolairePolaire
14 May 1874, French
Actor, Singer, Stage actor

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

Geraldine FarrarGeraldine Farrar
28 February 1882, American
Opera singer
Beniamino GigliBeniamino Gigli
20 March 1890, Italian
Opera singer

Theroigne de MericourtTheroigne de Mericourt
13 August 1762, French
Singer
John Jacob NilesJohn Jacob Niles
28 April 1892, American
Composer

Richard TauberRichard Tauber
16 May 1891, Austrian
Opera singer

Maria MalibranMaria Malibran
24 March 1808, Spanish, French
Singer
Kirsten FlagstadKirsten Flagstad
12 July 1895, Norwegian
Opera Singer

Marianna MartinesMarianna Martines
04 May 1744, Austrian
Singer
Rosa PonselleRosa Ponselle
22 January 1897, American
Operatic Soprano

Lotte LehmannLotte Lehmann
27 February 1888, German
Soprano

Dora GersonDora Gerson
23 March 1899, German
Singer
Gussy HollGussy Holl
22 February 1888, Austrian, German
Actress

Eva TanguayEva Tanguay
01 August 1878, Canadian
Singer
Evert TaubeEvert Taube
12 March 1890, Swedish
Singer, Composer, Musician, Writer, Poet,

George GrossmithGeorge Grossmith
09 December 1847, British
Comedian

Karl ValentinKarl Valentin
04 June 1882, German
Comedian

Manuel GarcíaManuel García
17 March 1805, Spanish
Singer
Mary GardenMary Garden
20 February 1874, American
Singer, Opera singer, Actor
Lauritz MelchiorLauritz Melchior
20 March 1890, Danish
Opera singer

Yvette GuilbertYvette Guilbert
20 January 1865, French
Singer

Ernestine Schumann-HeinkErnestine Schumann-Heink
15 June 1861, Austrian, German, American
Contralto

Aristide BruantAristide Bruant
06 May 1851, French
Singer
Amelita Galli-CurciAmelita Galli-Curci
18 November 1882, Italian
Singer

Nora BayesNora Bayes
03 October 1880, American
Singer

Rim BannaRim Banna
08 December 1966, Israeli, Palestinian
Singer

May IrwinMay Irwin
27 June 1862, Canadian
Actress

Luisa TetrazziniLuisa Tetrazzini
29 June 1871, Italian
Soprano Singer
Clara ButtClara Butt
01 February 1872, British
Contralto

Zhambyl ZhabayulyZhambyl Zhabayuly
28 February 1846, Russian
Traditional folksinger
Emma CalvéEmma Calvé
15 August 1858, French
Operatic soprano

Emma EamesEmma Eames
13 August 1865, American
Soprano
Leo SlezakLeo Slezak
18 August 1873, Czech
Tenor
Helen TraubelHelen Traubel
16 June 1899, American
Opera singer