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Anna Held

Actress + Singer
Born Mar 19, 1872

Helene Anna Held was a Polish-born stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband.

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1872 Birth U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Record for Miss Anna Held, filled out in her own hand shows date of birth March 19, 1872. … Read More
1873 1 Year Old Born in Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire she was the daughter of a Jewish glove maker, Shimmle (aka Maurice) Held, and his French-Jewish wife, Yvonne Pierre. Sources of her year of birth range from 1865 to 1873. … Read More


1894 22 Years Old Around this time, she became the wife of a much-older Uruguayan playboy, Maximo Carrera, with whom she had a daughter, Liane (1895–1988), shortly after their 1894 marriage, and who became an actress and producer, sometimes billed as Anna Held, Jr.
1896 24 Years Old Touring through Europe she was appearing in London in 1896 when she met Florenz Ziegfeld. … Read More


1905 33 Years Old From 1905 Held enjoyed several successes on Broadway which, apart from bolstering Ziegfeld's fortune, made her a millionaire in her own right. … Read More
1907 35 Years Old Held suggested the format for what would eventually become the famous Ziegfeld Follies in 1907, and helped Ziegfeld establish the most lucrative phase of his career. … Read More
1909 37 Years Old In 1909 he began an affair with the actress Lilliane Lorraine; Held remained hopeful that his fascination would pass and he would return to her, but instead he turned his attentions to another actress Billie Burke, whom he would marry in 1914. … Read More


1917 45 Years Old The year 1917 was one of constant touring for Held, and as the year wore on her health began to deteriorate.
1918 46 Years Old She collapsed onstage in 1918, and died after a few months from multiple myeloma at age 46. … Read More
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