Geraldine Farrar Overview:

Actress, Geraldine Farrar, was born on Feb 28, 1882 in Melrose, MA. Farrar died at the age of 85 on Mar 11, 1967 in Ridgefield, CT .

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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Recording.

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Jeanne d'Arc: No sword once drawn for France - shall be thrown down!


Jeanne d'Arc: Englishman, there is room in each heart but for one love - mine is for France!


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She made a recording of a famous opera duet with her friend and frequent stage co-star, legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. Caruso had had a drink before the recording session, and at one point on the record, according to nearly all sources, Farrar can be clearly heard singing (in place of the original words) the line "He had a highball".

When acting in silent films, demanded a pianist and a violinist on the set to provide mood music, a string trio for especially dramatic scenes.

Highly regarded as one of the great beauties of her day, as well as one of the great voices of all time, she had a long, passionate affair with Arturo Toscanini during his years as chief conductor at the Metropolitan Opera (1908 - 1915). It was supposedly Farrar's ultimatum that she would make the affair public if Toscanini did not leave his wife for her that led to Toscanini's abrupt resignation from the company. Many years later, when Farrar served caviar at a reception for Toscanini, the latter was heard to remark, "Amazing. I slept with the woman for seven years and she still can't remember that I hate fish."

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