Anna Held
Actress, singer
Anna Held
Helene Anna Held was a Polish-born stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband.
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Rally in support Anna held in Shillong - MSN India
Google News - over 5 years
Shillong, Aug 24 (PTI) Expressing support to the movement against corruption led by Anna Hazare, the people from various walks of life today participated in a rally here. Students, representatives of various organisations and the general public took
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Anna held, people hurt - Times of India
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NEW DELHI The day that became more eventful than Independence Day this year began with Delhi Police calling up Anna Hazare at 6am, setting off a tumultuous chain of events through the day. And till late in the night, after eight arrests and many
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Udaipur supports Anna, held candle march at Fateh Sagar - UdaipurTimes
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People from every walk of life came out together in support of veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare for his upcoming Aanshan on 16 th August to protest against the government for Jan Lokpal Bill issue
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Jittery Cong draws out claws - Daily Pioneer
Google News - over 5 years
It was a day of fast-moving developments as the Congress, the Government and Team Anna held back-to-back media briefings. Hazare's supporters began to trickle into the Capital from across the country to take part in the protest against corruption
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Amethi backs Anna on Lokpal bill - NewsX
Google News - over 5 years
The UPA may not be supporting Anna. But Anna Hazare's panel is getting a lot of backing from Rahul Gandhi's own constituency Amethi. Where Team Anna held a referendum similar to what they did in Kapil Sibal's constituency Chandni Chowk
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A weak Bill tabled, says Hazare - The Hindu
Google News - over 5 years
Other members of Team Anna held similar demonstrations across the country. The bone of contention between Team Anna and the government is the post of prime minister and higher judiciary coming under the scrutiny of the Lokpal
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Eddie V's Moves Into Historic Ocean View Location - Patch.com
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It was originally the famed Green Dragon Colony, a group of cottages built by Anna Held Heinrich between 1894 and 1902 that served as a retreat for composers, artists, authors, teachers and architects. Heinrich's own cottage, “Green Dragon,” was among
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800 Gläubige feiern ökumenischen Gottesdienst im Stadtpark - Westfälische Nachrichten
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Zusammen mit Pastoralreferentin Anna Held (St. Mariä Himmelfahrt), Andreas Groll, Pfarrer der evangelischen Johannesgemeinde und Pastoralreferent Thorsten Wellenkötter (Heilig-Kreuz) gestaltete er die Messe. Der Ökumenische Gospelchor um Andreas
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Boxing flashback: Stanley Ketchel - OnMilwaukee.com
Google News - over 5 years
A famous actress of the time was Anna Held, mistress of Broadway impresario Florence Ziegfeld. The story was that she dunked herself in gallons of fresh milk every day to condition her skin. "No French actress can show up a Yankee fighter like me,"
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Jubilarehrungsfeier des Bezirks Mittelhessen der Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft Verdi - Gießener Anzeiger
Google News - almost 6 years
Die 60er-Jubilare sind: Wilhelm Becker (Reiskirchen), Anna Held (Linden), Karl Ernst Bill, Otto Markowsky und Anneliese Meidt (Wetzlar), Ludwig Reinhardt (Marburg), Wolfgang Müller (Solms), Hans-Wilhelm Prochnow (Aßlar), Friedrich Freiling
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Walter Bujard löst Hans Jochem Schmitt ab - Gießener Anzeiger
Google News - almost 6 years
Für 25-jährige Mitgliedschaft wurden Anna Held, Horst Krieb, Irmgard Kirsch, Wolfgang Luh, Helga Maid und Karin Seipp sowie für 29-jährige Treue Meta Jänsch geehrt. Dem Vorstand gehören weiterhin Rechner Hans Jürgen Schmidt, Schriftführer Markus Wilde
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St. Mariä Himmelfahrt: "Wir werden keinen Kneipenbetrieb in der Kirche führen" - Ruhr Nachrichten
Google News - almost 6 years
"Die haben das sehr gut angekommen", sagt Pastoralreferentin Anna Held erleichtert. Etwa 80 Kirchenbesucher seien nach dem Gottesdienst noch dageblieben, um etwas zu trinken - und vor allem um miteinander ins Gespräch zu kommen
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Teilhabe und Unterstützung - Wormser Zeitung
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Ehrungen für 25 Jahre Mitgliedschaft: Marga Beckerbauer, Norbert Dürkes, Michael Ehrhardt, Irmgard Euchler, Katharina Eyrisch, Georg Fellmann, Maria Grafe, Daniel Habegger, Anna Held, Bernd Holecek, Helmut Koch, Friedrich Seyfert, Heinz Spies,
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The tragic story behind Mother's Day - CBC.ca
Google News - almost 6 years
On the second Sunday in May of 1907, Anna held a small memorial service for her mother at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, Va. The mourners present received a white carnation, which had been Ann Marie's favourite flower
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La Vida Buffalo - Buffalo News
Google News - almost 6 years
But in that time, he entered a contest Santa Anna held to write music for a Mexican national anthem. And he won. (The music accompanies lyrics by Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra.) Nuno's triumph was short-lived. In 1855, after Santa Anna fled to Cuba,
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St. Marien beschreitet ganz neue Wege - Westfälische Nachrichten
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„Die sinkenden Gottesdienstbesucherzahlen haben einfach dazu geführt, dass sich während der Messe ein Gefühl der Verlorenheit breit gemacht hat“, meint Pastoralreferentin Anna Held. Eine wirklich „rappelvolle“ Kirche gebe es fast nur noch zu
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What's On Today
NYTimes - about 6 years
8 P.M. (TCM) HAPPY 101ST BIRTHDAY, LUISE RAINER Reared in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Vienna -- during a childhood she described as ''one of starvation, poverty and revolution'' -- Ms. Rainer distinguished herself on the Berlin stage in Max Reinhardt's company before heading in 1935 to Hollywood, where some imagined she might become the next Greta
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Father of the 'Follies'
NYTimes - over 8 years
ZIEGFELD The Man Who Invented Show Business By Ethan Mordden Illustrated. 335 pp. St. Martin's Press. $32.95 A century is a mere blink in the history of mankind, but it's a long time in the history of show business. Just about a hundred years ago, a Chicago-born talent manager started a franchise called the ''Follies'' that set New York on its ear.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Held
    FORTIES
  • 1918
    Age 45
    Held died on 12 August 1918 from multiple myeloma at age 46.
    More Details Hide Details Her funeral was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on August 14. Florenz Ziegfeld did not attend as he had a phobia about death and never attended funerals. Held is interred at Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York. The film The Great Ziegfeld (1936) tells a sanitized version of the story of the Ziegfeld-Held relationship. Luise Rainer won an Academy Award for her performance as Held. Ziegfeld and Burke were played by William Powell and Myrna Loy. In 1978 Columbia Pictures released a made-for-television film, Ziegfeld: The Man & His Women. first telecast on NBC. Held was portrayed by Barbara Parkins. The American poet Carl Sandburg wrote a memorial poem for Anna Held after Held's death, An Electric Sign goes Dark, in the collection Smoke and Steel. In 1976 Anna Held's daughter, Liane Carrera (died 1988), opened a museum of her mother's personal and stage items in San Jacinto, California. Liane herself as of 1933 was single with a four-year-old daughter also called Liane.
  • 1917
    Age 44
    The year 1917 was one of constant touring for Held; she toured in a production of Follow Me until ill health caused her to close the show in January 1918.
    More Details Hide Details She then checked into the Hotel Savoy in New York City where her health continued to decline.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1909
    Age 36
    In 1909, Ziegfeld began an affair with the actress Lillian 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.
    More Details Hide Details Held spent the years of World War I working in vaudeville and touring France, performing for French soldiers and raising money for the war effort. She came to be regarded as a war heroine for her contributions, and was highly regarded for the courage she displayed in traveling to the front lines, to be where she could do the most good. She returned to the United States and starred in the film Madame la Presidente (1916).
  • 1908
    Age 35
    Held could not perform in the first Follies as she had become pregnant by Ziegfeld in late 1908.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1930s, Held's daughter Lianne claimed in her unpublished memoirs that Ziegfeld forced Held to have an abortion because he did not want her pregnancy interfering with Miss Innocence, an upcoming show he had planned for Held. The claim was repeated in a purported autobiography by Held entitled Anna Held and Flo Ziegfeld. Richard and Paulette Ziegfeld, authors of The Ziegfeld Touch, concluded that Held never wrote her memoirs and Lianne was the real author of the alleged autobiography. Eve Golden, Held's biographer, stated that she believes Lianne's abortion claim was likely a lie designed to demonize Ziegfeld whom Lianne loathed.
  • 1907
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1905
    Age 32
    From 1905, Held enjoyed several successes on Broadway which, apart from bolstering Ziegfeld's fortune, made her a millionaire in her own right.
    More Details Hide Details Ziegfeld's talent for creating publicity stunts ensured that Held's name remained well known.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1896
    Age 23
    Touring through Europe, Held was appearing in London in 1896 when she met Florenz Ziegfeld.
    More Details Hide Details Ziegfeld asked her to return to New York City with him and she agreed. He set about creating a wave of public interest in her, by feeding stories about her to the American press, such as her having had ribs surgically removed. By the time Held and Ziegfeld arrived in New York, she was already the subject of intense public speculation. When she finally performed (in a revival of A Parlor Match), the critics were dismissive of her, but the public liked her.
  • 1894
    Age 21
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1873
    Age 0
    Born in Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, she was the daughter of a German-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, but 1872 has been accepted in general.
    More Details Hide Details In 1881, antisemitic pogroms forced the family to flee to Paris, France. When her father's glovemaking business failed, he found work as a janitor, while her mother operated a kosher restaurant. Held began working in the garment industry, then found work as a singer in Jewish theatres in Paris and, later, after her father's death, London, where her roles included the title role in a production by Jacob Adler of Abraham Goldfaden's Shulamith; she was also in Goldfaden's ill-fated Paris troupe, whose cashier stole their money before they ever played publicly. As a young woman in France, Held converted to Roman Catholicism. She remained so the rest of her life, and declined even to acknowledge her Jewish heritage. Her vivacious and animated personality proved popular, and her career as a stage performer began to gain momentum. She was soon known for her risqué songs, flirtatious nature and willingness to show her legs on stage.
  • 1872
    Born
    Born on March 19, 1872.
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