Massary, Fritzi eigentlich Friederike Massarik
Fritzi Massary, photo 1910
Massary, Fritzi (real name: Friederike Massarik), b. Vienna, March 21, 1882, d. Beverly Hills (USA), Jan. 30, 1969, singer (soprano); wife of the comedian M. Pallenberg. First performance when she was 16 in Vienna; soon became one of the most famous operetta divas of her time. Sang with great elegance and refinement many leading operetta parts by F. Lehár, O. Straus and L. Fall. Emigrated to the USA in 1933.
Literature: C. Stern, Die Sache, die man Liebe nennt. Das Leben der F. M., 1998; NDB.