Russell, Lillian [Leonard, Helen Louise ]
- Gerald Bordman
(b Clinton, ia , Dec 4, 1861; d Pittsburgh, June 5, 1922). American soprano and actress . She studied with Leopold Damrosch, then went on to become pre-eminent in American musical theatre. She made her début in the chorus in HMS Pinafore in 1879, then attracted attention in other Gilbert and Sullivan productions and in Audran stagings by Tony Pastor. Between ...