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Mary Garden
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Born in Aberdeen, Grampian
Born on 20th of February 1874
Died on 3rd of January 1967

1874 - 1967. Soprano.

Went to USA as a child. Studied singing in Chicago and Paris. In 1900 she took over a title role of an opera in mid-performance when the singer was taken ill. Had 20 year association with Chicago Grand Opera. Returned to Scotland in 1939.

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