Valeska Suratt (1882-1962)
Last updated: 02.09.21
p_surattv.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Valeska Suratt was an American stage and silent film actress born in Owensville, Indiana.
She started as an actress on the Chicago stage and she began appear in vaudeville in 1900. She partnered Billy Gould and they created a successful act that included an exotic Apache dance performed by Suratt. She made her Broadway debut in 1906 and went on to appear in 11 silent films. Valeska was noted for the high fashion clothes she wore on stage and was sometimes called the "Empress of Fashions".
By 1920, Suratt's career had begun to wane and appeared to be unofficially blacklisted following a law suit.
She died in Washington, D.C
Websites:
url15.gif Suratt Valeska Biography by wikipedia.org.  
url15.gif ValeskaSuratt.com Brief biography by Bill Piper  

     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg The Soul of Broadway (1915) - photo slide show (3:16)
This list is arranged by composer and contains 10 songs sung by Valeska Suratt who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif Buy, Buy, Baby (1911) Robert Hood Bowers Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif I'm All Thine (1911) Robert Hood Bowers Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif If You Can't Be Good, Be Careful (1912) Robert Hood Bowers Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif If You Can't Sing, Dance (1911) Robert Hood Bowers Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif Land of the Free (1911), The Robert Hood Bowers Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif Men, Men, Men (1911) Robert Hood Bowers Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif Queen of Vanity Fair (1911), The Robert Hood Bowers Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif When Broadway Was a Pasture (1911) Al Piantadosi J. McCarthy (words)
Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Purple Poppy (1919) Cyril Smith Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
sm15.gif Parisienne (1912) Albert von Tilzer Lew Brown (words)
Valeska Suratt (perf. by)
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