Lillian Russell (1860-1922)
Last updated: 31.05.22
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:
url15.gif Lillian Russell Biography by wikipedia.org.  

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Books:
book15.gif  Lillian Russell: Armond Fields flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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url15.gif Band Played On, The Charles B. Ward (music)
John F. Palmer (words)
Tony Pastor (perf.)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
 
url15.gif Somebody's Sweetheart I Want to Be Gus Edwards (music)
Will D. Cobb (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
 
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pdf15.gif Flowers of Dixie Land (1903), The J.R. Johnson (music)
Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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pdf15.gif Tell Us Pretty Ladies (1901) J. Stromberg (music)
Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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pdf15.gif Down Where the Cotton Blossoms Grow (1901) H. von Tilzer (music)
A.B. Sterling (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg Ma Evenin' Star Come Down (2:49) J. Stromberg
This list is arranged by composer and contains 23 works performed 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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perf15.jpg If a Girl Like You Loved a Boy Like Me (1905) Will D. Cobb(w&m) Gus Edwards (co-author)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Somebody's Sweetheart I Want to Be (1905) Will D. Cobb(w&m) Gus Edwards (co-author)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Island of Roses and Love (1911), The Charles Neil Daniels Earle C. Jones (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Somebody's Sweetheart I Want to Be (1905) Gus Edwards Will D. Cobb (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
perf15.jpg Napoli (1905) Leo Edwards Vincent Bryan (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I Want to Look Like Lillian Russell (1913) Charles J. Gebest Channing Pollock (words)
Rennold Wolf (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
Raymond Hitchcock (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Flowers of Dixie Land (1903), The J. Rosamond Johnson Edgar Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Maid of Timbuctoo (1903), The J. Rosamond Johnson Lillian Russell (perf.)
perf15.jpg Silver Line (1882), The Edward Solomon Henry Pottinger Stephens (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Dear Mother England (1884) Edward Solomon James Mortimer (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  I Was the Daughter (1884) Edward Solomon Lillian Russell (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Were I a Flower (1884) Edward Solomon James Mortimer (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Yes, That Is Love! (1884) Edward Solomon James Mortimer (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Carrier Dove (1885), The Edward Solomon F Lyster (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Come Back My Honey Boy to Me (1900) John Stromberg Lillian Russell (perf.)
Joe Weber (perf.)
Lew Fields (perf.)
perf15.jpg As on Moonlit Waves We Ride (1901) John Stromberg Lew Fields (perf.)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
perf15.jpg Queen of Society (1901), The John Stromberg Lillian Russell (perf.)
perf15.jpg Tell Us, Pretty Ladies (1901) John Stromberg Edgar Smith (words)
Arthur Collins (perf.)
Joseph Natus (perf.)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg When Two Little Hearts Are One (1901) John Stromberg Lillian Russell (perf.)
perf15.jpg Come Down, Ma Evenin' Star (1902) John Stromberg Robert B Smith (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
Joe Weber (perf.)
Lew Fields (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Down Where the Cotton Blossoms Grow (1901) Harry von Tilzer Andrew B. Sterling (words)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
H. Mora (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  Band Played On (1895), The Charles B. Ward Dave Reed Jr. (words)
Tony Pastor (perf.)
Lillian Russell (perf.)
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