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Blanche Ring

Blanche Ring (April 24, 1871 – January 13, 1961) was an American singer and actress in Broadway theatre productions, musicals, and Hollywood motion pictures.

Blanche Ring was born in Boston, Massachusetts to James H. Ring and Wilhemena F. Ring . In John Parker's Who's Who In The Theatre (eleventh edition) she listed 1877 as the year of her birth rather than 1871, which was correct. This was done for business reasons.

Blanche was a granddaughter of James H. Ring, a leading comedian of the Boston Museum company. Her great-great-grandfather, Charles Fisher, came to the United States from England. He journeyed with theatrical caravans as far west as the Mississippi River. Her heritage was English-Irish-Scottish. Four generations of her ancestors were Shakespearean actors. Her great niece is conductor Jane Ring Frank.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 24th, 1871 (Boston), Died January 13th, 1961 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6914 10-in. 3/20/1909 Yip! I adee! I aye Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-8073 10-in. 6/24/1909 The billiken man Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-8074 10-in. 6/24/1909 I've got rings on my fingers Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-8075 10-in. 6/24/1909 Eily Riley Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-9308 10-in. 7/11/1910 The top o' the morning Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-9309 10-in. 7/11/1910 Louisiana 'Lizabeth Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-9310 10-in. 7/11/1910 Nora Malone Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-9735 10-in. 12/22/1910 Come, Josephine in my flying machine Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-9736 10-in. 12/22/1910 Let's make love among the roses Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ring, Blanche," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108497.

Ring, Blanche. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108497.

"Ring, Blanche." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108497

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