She then mastered dance and expanded into acting and modeling (Gutierrez-Folch). She started out as a chorus girl and as a background person in many plays. When she moved to New York to be on Broadway, she was cast as the lead in a production called, GiGi. After that, her career took off and she became one of the most successful actresses of her time ("Audrey Hepburn Biography"). Audrey Hepburn was such a legacy because of her famous roles, her distinct fashion sense, and her contribution to society.
Bernhardt lived quite a life, from her many famous lovers, her fabulous clothing, and her travels performing on stages all over the world and even becoming a star of silent movies. She was what we know today as a “drama queen” in many ways. She wasn’t successful right away, but did rise to her stardom. As stated in The Divine Sarah, even Sigmund Freud who saw her in a performance (Sardou’s Theodora) has said “…I believed at once everything she said…, it is incredible what postures she can assume and how every limb and joint acts with her.” Sarah Bernhardt was born Henriette Rosine Bernard in 1844 to women named Julie Bernard, who was of Jewish descent and little is known about her father. What is known about her mother, is that she was a legendary courtesan and was rarely home, and when she was home, there were always rich men around.
The Impact of Ethel Merman Ethel Merman is described by PBS as the most successful musical comedy performer of her generation. Merman is known for contributing her loud and clear vocals to the Broadway stage and changing the way that people observed women on Broadway as well (PBS). Appearing and starring in several Broadway blockbusters, her acting career appeared to go through somewhat transitional phases to where she could act less and less like herself in character. Merman left her mark as an entertainer and her voice continues to be a spectacle. Ethel’s life before Broadway speaks a lot to her career on Broadway.
While she is well known because of her theatrical success, her accomplishments in music and literature keep her well known today. Her numerous accomplishments make her a woman that many can aspire to be like and use her as a way to move past other roadblocks within society today. The Gelosi troupe gave Isabella Andreini her start at age 15. They were trained actors who toured doing improvisation and were well known for there physical comedy as well as, flexibility. Andreini created the role of “Isabella” the ingenue who was in love with the idea of being in love and her husband Fernando played Isabella’s love interest Fabio.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is an upbeat musical about a girl with big hopes and dreams in 1920s New York City. The show involves large ensemble dance numbers and fantastic vocal performances. It received rave reviews from the first preview and songs from the show can still be heard at auditions around the world. Thoroughly Modern Millie is truly a show that all ages can enjoy and love. Originally, Thoroughly Modern Millie was a 1967 movie-musical starring Julie Andrews as the title role.
Although her audiences may have had to get used to her innovative style of modern dance, she accomplished her dreams throughout the years and became a big success. Martha Graham became one of the finest dancers and choreographers in the world. Works Cited Harmon, Justin, et al. American Cultural Leaders. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO 1993.
Duarte passed away in a car accident, on January 8, 1926, when Eva was only six years old, and the illegitimate family, struggled financially because Duarte’s legal wife stripped them of any inheritance. The family, then, moved from Los Toldos, where Eva was born, to the nearby town of Junín, where there was a boarding house that her mother was in charge of. Eva decided to become an actress because she loved to entertain her family. At the young age of sixteen, Eva left high school, her sophomore year, and went to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, in Buenos Aires. After leaving for Buenos Aires, Eva quickly found work as an actress because of her charm and attractiveness.
Also, many new forms of transportation and communication were developed and improved. Agriculture became industrialized by teaming up with some industries to produce the needs of Americans and many immigrants. This event helped the U.S.’s population and economy to grow, even though it had some malicious things that went on it was still more positive than negative. The British were the first to have an Industrial Revolution (US History). The first industrial revolution started in Great Britain during the 18th century.
She influenced many performers with the techniques her programs introduced, influenced performers with her personal image and great acting, and also became a source of inspiration for women that did not have many rights at the time due to her high amount of success. Lucille Desiree Ball was born to Henry and Desiree Ball in Jamestown, New York on August 6, 1911 (“Lucille Ball - Finding Lucy”). They then moved to Michigan where Henry died while Desiree was pregnant with Frederick. Her grandfather encouraged her to audition for school plays, and her step-father, Edward, encouraged her to audition for female entertainers for the chorus line when she was fourteen. This introduced her to performing, and it was here where she found a passion for performing.
Audrey Hepburn was loved all over the world and was a very influential, successful actress. She was known for acting, modeling, and dancing. Many women in the world looked to Audrey as their idol. She was influenced by many things that happened during her early life. In Brussels, Belgium Audrey Kathleen Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929.