2 Florence Foster Jenkins(Socialite)
Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite who was often ridiculed and mocked for her poor singing ability, which in turn made her popular. Known as the world's worst opera singer, Jenkins became a musical cult-figure in New York City due to her technical incompetence as an amateur soprano. Her life inspired several plays and films, including Florence Foster Jenkins.
3 Nellie Melba(Opera Singer)
Nellie Melba was an Australian singer. One of the most popular singers of the early 20th century, Melba was the first Australian classical musician to achieve international recognition. Also known for her charity work during the First World War, Nellie Melba was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1918.
4 Enrico Caruso(Operatic tenor)
Enrico Caruso was an operatic tenor who performed at prominent opera houses in the Americas and Europe. His commercially released recordings made him an international star in the early-1900s. Thanks to his illustrious career that spanned 25 years, Caruso became one of the most popular entertainers of his generation. In 1987, he was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
5 Jack Haley(Vaudevillian)
6 Lead Belly(Folk and blues singer)
7 Alessandro Moreschi(Singer, Opera singer)
8 Marian Anderson(Singer)
9 George M. Cohan(American playwright)
10 Jimmie Rodgers(Singer-songwriter and musician)
11 Walter Pidgeon(Former Actor who starred in The Bad and the Beautiful and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
12 Lily Pons(American-French operatic soprano)
13 Beniamino Gigli(Opera singer)
14 Adelina Patti(Opera Singer)
15 Kirsten Flagstad(Opera Singer)
16 Ethel Waters(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor)
17 Constanze Mozart(Singer)
18 Rosa Ponselle(Operatic Soprano)
19 Lauritz Melchior(Opera singer)
20 Lotte Lehmann(Soprano)
21 Mississippi John Hurt(Singer)
22 Gracie Fields(Actress, Singer who was highest paid film star in the world in 1937)
23 Sara Carter(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
24 Julia Pastrana(Performer)
25 Sophie Tucker(Singer)
26 Big Bill Broonzy(Singer)
27 Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient(Operatic Soprano)
28 Anna Held(Actress, Singer)
Anna Held was a Polish singer and stage performer. Although her personal life and relationship with Florenz Ziegfeld overshadowed her professional career, Anna Held's uninhibited style inspired the popular theatrical revue productions on Broadway, The Ziegfeld Follies. Her relationship with Florenz Ziegfeld also inspired films like The Great Ziegfeld and Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women.
29 Agustín Lara(Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter)
Agustín Lara was a Mexican composer and songwriter. Apart from gaining popularity in Mexico, Lara's work has also been appreciated in places like the Caribbean, United States, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Central and South America. Many of his songs have been recorded by several international singers like Enrico Caruso. Lara's life inspired the 1959 film The Life of Agustín Lara.
30 Gertrude Lawrence(Actress)
Gertrude Lawrence was an English actress, singer, and dancer. She also performed musical comedy in the West End of London and on Broadway in New York. She was introduced to the entertainment world as a child and grew up to become a famous multi-faceted performer. She won several awards. In her later years, she taught acting.
31 E.Y. Harburg(Lyricist)
32 Roots Manuva(Rapper, Producer)
33 Marilyn Miller(Actress)
34 Tommy Johnson(American musician)
35 Beatrice Lillie(Actress)
36 Cicely Courtneidge(Actress)
37 Lillian Russell(Former Actress, Singer known for her beauty and style, as well as for her voice and stage presence)
38 Eva Mylott(Opera singer)
39 Adele Spitzeder(Singer)
41 Grace Moore(Opera Singer & Actress)
43 Alberta Hunter(American singer)
44 Marie Lloyd(Singer)
45 Richard Bruno Heydrich(Opera singer)
48 Richard Tauber(Opera singer)
Richard Tauber was an Austrian tenor and film actor. The son of an actress, he often toured with his mother and developed a love for the theater. He also enjoyed singing and studied at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt. He went on to become a tenor and an actor and also conducted at the Theater an der Wien.