Frances White

Frances White (born Frances Mae Caples; January 1, 1896 – February 24, 1969) was an American singer and actress on Broadway, on the vaudeville stage, and in silent film. She popularized the spelling song "M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I". She played "Fanny Warden" in The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford (1915), a series of silent short comedies. She was also in the cast of the eugenics film The Black Stork (1917).

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1896 (Seattle), Died February 24, 1969

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, soprano vocal

Notes: Paired with Billy Rock to form the vaudeville team "Rock and White."

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20459 10-in. 7/30/1917 Six times six is thirty-six Frances White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-20460 10-in. 7/30/1917 M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i Frances White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-20461 10-in. 7/30/1917 I'd like to be a monkey in the zoo Frances White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-21292 10-in. 12/27/1917 The lady or the ship William Rock ; Frances White Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-21293 10-in. 12/27/1917 Go-zin-to Frances White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-26479 10-in. 5/22/1922 Pigtail Frances White Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-26480 10-in. 5/22/1922 Round on the end and high in the middle (O-H-I-O) Frances White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-26481 10-in. 5/22/1922 Tom boy Frances White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor LBS-Test-2207 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/5/1935 If I were on the stage Frances White Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1916-12-13-01] Not documented 12/13/1916 Mississippi Frances White Female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Trial 1917-11-26-01] Not documented 11/26/1917 Chinese letter song William Rock ; Frances White Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Trial 1917-11-26-02] Not documented 11/26/1917 Lady or the ship William Rock ; Frances White Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Trial 1917-11-26-03] Not documented 11/26/1917 Gazinta Frances White Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "White, Frances," accessed March 1, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115214.

White, Frances. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115214.

"White, Frances." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 1 March 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115214

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