|Lifetime||1876 - 1956|
Famous for her 4 octave range, and violin imitations.
Born in Brooklyn, NY as Edith Helen Seymour, on stage her
name was truncated and 'Italianized' to Edith
Helena trivia: She was Theodore Roosevelt's favorite singer.
Edith Helena, ca. 1910. Photograph from the collection of Arthur E. Knight,
published in The Record Collector, Vol. IX, No. 7, December 1954.
After her operatic and vaudeville careers,
she appeared in a motion picture (Roof Tops of Manhattan, 1935),
sold jams and jellies, and was a first-rate
Edith Helena's letter to Art Guenther detailing her experiences on the 1955 "Life Begins at Eighty" TV shows.
Edith Helena's obiturary. Mt. Kisco Herald Tribune, November 28, 1956.
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