Helen Traubel


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Noun1.Helen Traubel - United States operatic soprano (1903-1972)
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He remained on the radio, added television, and even toured once with operatic soprano Helen Traubel. In the end, he was still known for his nose, but it was really his dese-and-dose Bowery accent, delivered in that gravelly baritone, that cinched his fame.
Here's a partial list: Sammy Kaye, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, the Trapp Family Singers, Gene Krupa, Guy Lombardo, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Lily Pons, Nelson Eddy, Helen Traubel, Marian Anderson, Lauritz Melchior, John McCormack, and dozens of others.
In many respects she is reminiscent of Kirsten Flagstad, Helen Traubel, and Eileen Farrell, but the beauty of her sound is uniquely her own.
Jimmy Durante's favorite foil was the towering Wagnerian soprano Helen Traubel. She'd do "The Ride of the Valkyries," then he'd lure her into "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home." On Jack Benny a frequent guest was violinist Isaac Stern.