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Lillian Russell (1860–1922)

Lillian Russell was born on December 4, 1860 in Clinton, Iowa, USA as Helen Louise Leonard. She was an actress, known for Wildfire (1915), La Tosca (1911) and Potted Pantomimes (1914). She was married to Alexander Pollock Moore, Giovanni Perugini, Edward Solomon and Harry Braham. She died on June 6, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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Wildfire Henrietta Barrington
La Tosca Actress


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 1915 Wildfire
Henrietta Barrington
 1914 Potted Pantomimes (Short)
 1911 La Tosca (Short)
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 1918 Gaumont Graphic, No. 3 (Short)
 1913 Popular Players Off the Stage (Documentary short)
 1913 How to Live 100 Years (Short)
 1906 Lillian Russell (Short)
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 2016 How to Win the US Presidency (Documentary)
 1951 The Naughty Twenties (Documentary short)
 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Documentary)
 1950 The Golden Twenties (Documentary)
 1938 Yesterday Lives Again (Documentary short)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Barbara's Millions" on Broadway. Comedy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 12 Articles | See more »

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One afternoon, while mother was out, a friend of ours - Mrs.Rose - who lived in the same house, said she had a caller for whom she would like me to sing. I consented. I never needed much coaxing to perform - whatever the time or place. So I went up to her suite and met a soldierly-looking little Italian who listened critically while I sang my little repertoire of concert songs. Then he suddenly ... See more »


America's foremost singing star of operettas in the 1890's and a celebrated star of burlesque in early 1900's. Appeared on Broadway from 1883. The daughter of newspaper publisher Charles E. Leonard and a noted feminist of the period, Cynthia Leonard, Lillian achieved fame as much for her flamboyant lifestyle as for her performances. See more »

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