Lillian Russell (1860-1922)
Last updated: 03.09.21
p_russelll.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Lillian Russell [Helen Louise Leonard], was an American actress and singer born in Clinton, Iowa.
She moved to New York performing professionally by 1879, singing for Tony Pastor and had roles in comic opera. She became one of the most famous actresses and singers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known for her beauty and style, as well as for her voice and stage presence. For many years, she was the foremost singer of operettas and musical theatre in the United States, performing continuously through the end of the 19th century.
After 1904, she switched to dramatic roles but later returned to musical roles in vaudeville and retired around 1919.
She died Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Websites:
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This list is arranged by title and contains 2 lyrics performed by Lillian Russell. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
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url15.gif Band Played On, The Charles B. Ward (music)
John F. Palmer (words)
Tony Pastor (perf. by)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
 
url15.gif Somebody's Sweetheart I Want to Be Gus Edwards (music)
Will D. Cobb (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
 
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youtube15.jpg Ma Evenin' Star Come Down (2:49) J. Stromberg 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 20 songs sung by Lillian Russell who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
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sm15.gif If a Girl Like You Loved a Boy Like Me (1905) Will D. Cobb(w&m) Gus Edwards (co-author)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Somebody's Sweetheart I Want to Be (1905) Will D. Cobb(w&m) Gus Edwards (co-author)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Island of Roses and Love (1911), The Charles Neil Daniels Earle C. Jones (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Somebody's Sweetheart I Want to Be (1905) Gus Edwards Will D. Cobb (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
sm15.gif Napoli (1905) Leo Edwards Vincent Bryan (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif I Want to Look Like Lillian Russell (1913) Charles J. Gebest Channing Pollock (words)
Rennold Wolf (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
Raymond Hitchcock (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Flowers of Dixie Land (1903), The J. Rosamond Johnson Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Maid of Timbuctoo (1903), The J. Rosamond Johnson Lillian Russell (perf. by)
sm15.gif Carrier Dove (1885), The Edward Solomon F Lyster (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Dear Mother England (1884) Edward Solomon James Mortimer (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  I Was the Daughter (1884) Edward Solomon Lillian Russell (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Silver Line (1882), The Edward Solomon Henry Pottinger Stephens (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Were I a Flower (1884) Edward Solomon James Mortimer (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Yes, That Is Love! (1884) Edward Solomon James Mortimer (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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sm15.gif As on Moonlit Waves We Ride (1901) John Stromberg Lew Fields (perf. by)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
sm15.gif Come Back My Honey Boy to Me (1900) John Stromberg Lillian Russell (perf. by)
Joe Weber (perf. by)
Lew Fields (perf. by)
sm15.gif Come Down, Ma Evenin' Star (1902) John Stromberg Robert B Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
Joe Weber (perf. by)
Lew Fields (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Queen of Society (1901), The John Stromberg Lillian Russell (perf. by)
sm15.gif When Two Little Hearts Are One (1901) John Stromberg Lillian Russell (perf. by)
sm15.gif Band Played On (1895), The Charles B. Ward Dave Reed Jr. (words)
Tony Pastor (perf. by)
Lillian Russell (perf. by)
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