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On this day in 1868, actress, painter and poet, said by some to be the “first American Jewish superstar, the Menken, Adah Isaacs Menken died in Paris at the age of 33 from of peritonitis and tuberculosis. She died after having just written a friend:
“I am lost to art and life. Yet, when all is said and done, have I not at my age tasted more of life than most women who live to be a hundred? It is fair, then, that I should go where old people go.”
She was best known for her performance in the melodrama Mazeppa, which featured her apparently nude and riding a horse on stage. A celebrity who created sensational performances in the United States and Europe, she married six times and was known for her affairs. Apparently born Adah Bertha Theodore on 15 June 1835 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her final resting place is in Cimetière de Montparnasse in Paris. Other notable Final Footprints at Montparnasse include; Charles Baudelaire, Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, Guy de Maupassant, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jean-Paul Sartre and Susan Sontag.
On this day in 2006, singer and songwriter Barbara George died in Chauvin, Louisana at the age of 63. Perhaps best known for her hit song, “I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More). She is interred in Southdown Cemetery in Houma, Louisiana. Born Barbara Ann Smith in Smithridge, Louisiana on 16 August 1942.
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