Marta Eggerth

 

 

 

Age: 101

 

Summary: Hungarian-born actress and coloratura-soprano opera singer considered as a leading operetta star in Europe and the U.S. in the 1930's and long after, but almost certainly the last living link to the grand musical confections of Franz Lehar and Emmerich Kalman, and who also starred with her husband, Polish tenor Jan Kiepura (d. 1966), in a hit revival of Lehar's The Merry Widow that opened on Broadway in 1943.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart ailment

 

Born: April 17, 1912

 

Died: December 26, 2013

 

Location: Rye, New York