Nov 22, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Foster_JenkinsDespite her patent lack of ability, Jenkins was firmly convinced of her greatness. She compared herself favorably to the renowned sopranos Frieda Hempel and Luisa Tetrazzini, and dismissed the laughter which often came from the audience during her performances as coming from her rivals consumed by "professional jealousy." She was aware of her critics, however, saying "People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."
After a taxicab crash in 1943 she found she could sing "a higher F than ever before." Instead of a lawsuit against the taxicab company, she sent the driver a box of expensive cigars.
At the age of 76, Jenkins finally yielded to public demand and performed at Carnegie Hall on October 25, 1944. So anticipated was the performance that tickets for the event sold out weeks in advance. Jenkins died a month later.
[comment by an actress on playing Flo Fo]
"It's hard work to sing badly well. You could sing badly badly for a while but you'll hurt yourself if you do it for long."
danielryan saidohh I thought this was going to be about Rihanna.
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gypsyboy saidJustin Bieber is the worst singer in history. A fucking 16 year old gets so much fame for people making his music and making him a tool for money? Damn, what is wrong with this country, so sad we support people like this!
hazardous saidNo, this is the worst singer in history
UberBane saidgypsyboy saidJustin Bieber is the worst singer in history. A fucking 16 year old gets so much fame for people making his music and making him a tool for money? Damn, what is wrong with this country, so sad we support people like this!
Ohhh nooo gypsyboy you are way too hot to be jealous lol seriously I mean I personally am not into his music, but I can't hate on his fame, he IS doing his thing and all the girls and lil gays love him haha
WRESTLINGGUY saidDid anybody say Britney>?