Margaret Burke Sheridan
1889 – 1958
Who was Margaret Burke Sheridan?
When she played the part of Madame Butterfly, Puccini was spellbound. Bríd Mahon, in her 1998 book While Green Grass Grows p 123, states that: “It was rumoured that an Italian whose overtures she had rejected had blown his brains out in a box in La Scala, Milan, while she was on stage and that after the tragedy she never sang in public again.” She died in relative obscurity in 1958 and her remains buried in Glasnevin cemetery, Dublin.
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- Oct 15, 1889
- Also known as
- Margaret Sheridan
- Apr 16, 1958
on July 23, 2013
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