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Alma Gluck

Alma Gluck

Alma Gluck began her career as an opera singer, but it was her love of American folk songs that made her a bestselling musical artist.

Debut of singer Alma Gluck

November 16, 1909

Alma Gluck, the most popular concert singer of her day, made her debut.

Birth of singer Alma Gluck

May 11, 1884

Birth of operatic and popular singer Alma Gluck.

Alma Gluck

Alma Gluck, the soprano whose recording of “Carry Me Back to Ol’ Virginny” sold almost two million copies, was born Reba Fiersohn on May 11, 1884, in Romania (variously reported as either Iasi or Bucharest). From an impoverished childhood, she rose to become not only one of the finest concert artists of the twentieth century but also one of the most popular.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Alma Gluck." (Viewed on October 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/19290>.

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