Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Trixie Friganza

c. 1907, the musical comedy star of The Belle of Bohemia, Sally in Our Alley, The Sultan of Sulu, and Twiddle-Twaddle

On the vaudeville circuit, c. 1920's.

Sophie Tucker visits her ailing friend, 1952.

Her 83rd birthday, November 29, 1953.

Actress, singer, suffragette - Trixie Friganza may not be a household name today, but as the photos above amply illustrate, hers was a life that went unwasted and was lived fully. It's an example that we can all benefit from...


  1. What a great, touching, informative tribute!

  2. Wouldn't you love to have had Sophie Tucker come caterwaul with you on your sickbed??? Better than morphine!

  3. I wish I could figure out how to live my life to the fullest and unwasted HA. Thanks again for educating me about somebody new!

  4. You're welcome! I just sort of stumbled across her while searching for something else entirely, and was completely charmed by her photos.

  5. Where do you get these pictures of Trixie Friganza?? I am trying to find and collect more as she is my distant cousin from our same man, Romeo Friganza as her grandfather and my great-great-grandpa. Who is the person for me to contact about her??

    Leslie Friganza Eldred