Hildegarde

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Birthday
1, 1906
Birthplace
Adell, WI
Death Date
Jul 29, 2005 (99)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1906
Birthplace
Adell, WI
Death Date
Jul 29, 2005 (99)

About

Cabaret singer of "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" who entertained royalty and graced magazine covers.

Before Fame

She entered Marquette University at age sixteen to study music and began playing piano at silent film theaters.

Trivia

On stage, usually dressed in elegant gowns with dainty gloves, she was a fan of risqué anecdotes and awarding roses to the handsome men in her audience.

Family Life

She was born Hildegarde Sell in Adell, Wisconsin, the daughter of German immigrants who named her after a medieval saint.

Associated With

She was called by Eleanor Roosevelt the "first lady of the supper clubs."