The French film Marguerite (Arts Fuse review) was a fictionalized account of the career of the famously bad opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins, who died in 1946. She became a cult figure with significant record sales, including a a best-selling recording of her one and only Carnegie Hall concert. The scathing critical response to that final performance may have accelerated her death from a heart attack, yet her recordings continue to sell with an fan base that included the late David Bowie. The story of this fabulous eccentric has now inspired a glossy Hollywood comedy.
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