Florence Foster Jenkins Biography
(American Socialite and Amateur Soprano)
Birthday: July 19, 1868 (Cancer)
Born In: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Florence Foster Jenkins was an American amateur soprano, socialite, and philanthropist. She was a rich woman who began financing her own shows in the 1920s, hoping to become a star, despite her total lack of musical talent. With her charm and shining costumes, she actually succeeded in becoming a singer and was loved by many. However, at the same time, she was mocked by the rest. Although she was considered the worst possible opera singer, she remained an icon in the musical scene of New York until the 1940s. She sang out of tune, had no rhythm, and was unmusical overall. However, people still remember her. She was even portrayed by Meryl Streep in a movie in 2016.