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
Dancer
Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868, American
Socialite

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

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

Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820, Swedish
Opera Singer

Al JolsonAl Jolson
26 May 1886, American
Actor, Singer
Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American
Singer

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
27 February 1897, American
Singer

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878, American
American playwright
Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
12 September 1888, French
Actor, Singer

Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
19 May 1861, Australian
Opera Singer
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

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

Jack HaleyJack Haley
10 August 1897, American
Vaudevillian

John DeanJohn Dean
02 September 1897, British
Actor

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

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896, American
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor
Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence
04 July 1898, British, American
Actress

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

Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
22 January 1897, American
Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1884, Ukrainian, American, Russian
Actress

Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
09 January 1898, British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
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,
Mississippi John HurtMississippi John Hurt
08 March 1892, American
Singer

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Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy
26 June 1893, American
Singer
Marie LloydMarie Lloyd
12 February 1870, British
Singer

Marilyn MillerMarilyn Miller
01 September 1898, American
Actress

Geraldine FarrarGeraldine Farrar
28 February 1882, American
Opera singer

Agustín LaraAgustín Lara
30 October 1897, Mexican
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter
Beatrice LillieBeatrice Lillie
29 May 1894, Canadian, British, American
Actress
Lily PonsLily Pons
12 April 1898, French
American-French operatic soprano

Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854, German, Indian
Composer

MistinguettMistinguett
04 April 1875, French
actor, singer

Cicely CourtneidgeCicely Courtneidge
01 April 1893, Australian, British
Actress
Adelina PattiAdelina Patti
10 February 1843, Spanish, Italian
Opera Singer

Vesta TilleyVesta Tilley
13 May 1864, British
Musical Artist

Uncle Dave MaconUncle Dave Macon
07 October 1870, American
Musician

ArlettyArletty
15 May 1898, French
Actress

Beniamino GigliBeniamino Gigli
20 March 1890, Italian
Actor, Opera singer, Singer
Florence MillsFlorence Mills
25 January 1896, American
Singer

Ezio PinzaEzio Pinza
18 May 1892, Italian
Singer, Actor, Opera singer
Kirsten FlagstadKirsten Flagstad
12 July 1895, Norwegian
Opera Singer

Richard TauberRichard Tauber
16 May 1891, Austrian
Opera singer

PolairePolaire
14 May 1874, French
Actor, Singer, Stage actor
Eva TanguayEva Tanguay
01 August 1878, Canadian
Singer

Harry BurleighHarry Burleigh
02 December 1866, American
Composer
Rosa PonselleRosa Ponselle
22 January 1897, American
Operatic Soprano

John Jacob NilesJohn Jacob Niles
28 April 1892, American
Musician

Lauritz MelchiorLauritz Melchior
20 March 1890, Danish
Opera singer

Lotte LehmannLotte Lehmann
27 February 1888, German
Soprano

Lina CavalieriLina Cavalieri
25 December 1874
Singer, Actor, Opera singer
Lawrence TibbettLawrence Tibbett
16 November 1896, American
Opera singer

Carl LoeweCarl Loewe
30 November 1796, German
Composer

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

Clara ButtClara Butt
01 February 1872, British
Contralto
Nora BayesNora Bayes
03 October 1880, American
Singer

Ernestine Schumann-HeinkErnestine Schumann-Heink
15 June 1861, Austrian, German, American
Contralto
Maria MalibranMaria Malibran
24 March 1808, Spanish, French
Singer

George GrossmithGeorge Grossmith
09 December 1847, British
Comedian

Luisa TetrazziniLuisa Tetrazzini
29 June 1871, Italian
Soprano Singer
Yvette GuilbertYvette Guilbert
20 January 1865, French
Singer

Mary GardenMary Garden
20 February 1874, American
Singer, Opera singer, Actor
Emma CalvéEmma Calvé
15 August 1858, French
Operatic soprano

Edward HarriganEdward Harrigan
26 October 1844, Irish, American
Actor

Amelita Galli-CurciAmelita Galli-Curci
18 November 1882, Italian
Singer
May IrwinMay Irwin
27 June 1862, Canadian
Actress

Carrie Jacobs-BondCarrie Jacobs-Bond
11 August 1862, American
Singer
Emmy DestinnEmmy Destinn
26 February 1878, Czech
Operatic Soprano

Helen TraubelHelen Traubel
16 June 1899, American
Opera singer

Michael William BalfeMichael William Balfe
15 May 1808, Irish
Irish Composer

Johann NestroyJohann Nestroy
07 December 1801, Austrian
Singer
Charles DibdinCharles Dibdin
04 March 1745, British
Composer
Giuditta PastaGiuditta Pasta
26 October 1797, Italian
Opera Singer

Dan RiceDan Rice
23 January 1823, American
Entertainer

Thomas DThomas D
30 December 1968, German
Rapper

E.Y. HarburgE.Y. Harburg
08 April 1896, American
Lyricist
Sir Harry LauderSir Harry Lauder
04 August 1870, Scottish