Clarke [Friskin], Rebecca (Thacher) [Helferich]
- Liane Curtis
(b Harrow, nr London, Aug 27, 1886; d New York, Oct 13, 1979). English composer and viola player of German-American parentage.
Born and raised in England, with a German mother and an American father, Clarke spent much of her adulthood in the United States and she claimed both English and American nationality. Her late-Victorian childhood and, in particular, her father's cruelty, are described in her memoir written in ...