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Florence Foster Jenkins Biography

Florence Foster Jenkins
Florence Foster Jenkins
Full Name/Real Name: Florence Foster Jenkins
Birth Date: 19 July 1868
Died Date: 26 November 1944, Manhattan, New York, United States
Birth Place: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Nationality: American
Spouse: St. Clair Bayfield (m. 1909–1944), Frank Thornton Jenkins (m. 1885)
Children: N/A
Dating: N/A
Profession: Socialite
Net Worth in 2020: $1.5 million

Florence Foster Jenkins is a historical figure who was infamous among the critics for her singing skills. She was a Pianist, Socialite, and an Amateur Soprano.

But do you know how much is Florence Foster Jenkins’s net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared the following article in which you can find everything that interests you about Florence Foster Jenkins’s life and career. We have prepared this article for you not only about details of Florence Foster Jenkins’s career, professional life and personal life, but also about her net worth, height, weight and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

As of 2020, Florence Foster Jenkins has a net worth of $1.5 million.

Early Life & Biography

Florence was born on July 19, 1868, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania as Narcissa Florence Foster. She was born to Charles Dorrance Foster, an attorney of a wealthy family and Mary Jane Hoagland Foster.

Foster was a talented pianist from a young age and she used to perform at society functions with a stage name of “Little Miss Foster”. She has also given a recital at The White House when Rutherford B. Hayes was the President. Her desire to study music in Europe was denied by her father.

Florence Foster Jenkins Personal Life: Affair, Dating, Boyfriend, Husband, Family & Children

Relationship Statistics of Florence Foster Jenkins

What is Florence Foster Jenkins marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
Is Florence Foster Jenkins having any relationship affair? N/A
Is Florence Foster Jenkins Lesbian/Gay? No
Who is Florence Foster Jenkins’s Spouse? (name): St. Clair Bayfield (m. 1909–1944), Frank Thornton Jenkins (m. 1885)
Does Florence Foster Jenkins Have Any Kids? N/A

As her father denied permission to travel to Europe, she eloped to Philadelphia with Dr. Frank Thornton Jenkins and the couple got married in the year 1885. Their relationship came to an end after she came to know that she has contracted syphilis from Frank. Some sources say that she was reportedly in a relationship with a British actor St. Clair Bayfield from 1909 until her death in 1944.

Career, Awards & Nominations

Florence was a talented pianist and used to give piano classes to children in her neighborhood. But after an arm injury, she could not foresee a career with a piano and she shifted her attention towards singing.

She had a sizeable amount of wealth which helped her take vocal classes and mingle with people in the upper-class society. She was also known for producing Tableaux Vivants in which she would always cast herself as the lead character. In one of such tableau, she posed in a costume with angel’s wings which she herself had designed.

Florence managed to perform in many vocal concerts during her peak but none of them were well received by the critics. Though many celebrities of her time were her fans, she was constantly mocked for her terrible singing skills. Florence never gave a damn about her haters and continued performing in operas where there would be no general audience but mostly friends of her. In 1944, she announced a performance that would accommodate general public and to everyone’s surprise, the event was sold out completely. A month after the performance, Florence died, suffering a heart-attack.

In 2009, Everyday Visuals released an album titled Florence Foster Jenkins as a tribute to her fighting spirit. In 2016 a British biopic of her titled Florence Foster Jenkins was released starring Meryl Streep in the title role. There are also five stage plays that were written drawing inspiration from her.

Florence Foster Jenkins Net Worth & Earnings in 2020

Florence Foster Jenkins Net Worth
Florence Foster Jenkins Net Worth

As it has been a long time since her death, it was impossible for us to gather information about her earnings and net worth. Considering the fact that she lived a lavish life and taking into account the fame she enjoyed during her presence, her net worth is deduced to be around $1.5 million as of 2020.

Though we could not give you the information about Florence’s net worth, we feel proud to have written an article on her as it teaches people to fight against all odds and keep moving forward, even there are so many hands wanting to pull you back which is more worthy than her net worth.