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Emma Carus

Emma Carus (March 18, 1879 – November 18, 1927) was a contralto singer from New York City who was in the cast of the original Ziegfeld Follies in 1907.

She frequently sang in vaudeville and sometimes in Broadway features. One columnist described her as "a sort of combination of Sophie Tucker and Fay Templeton with a little of Eva Tanguay and Eddie Foy thrown in for good measure."

Birth and Death Data: Born March 18th, 1879, Died November 18th, 1927

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, contralto


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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carus, Emma," accessed June 22, 2021,

Carus, Emma. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from

"Carus, Emma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

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