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Florence Foster Jenkins

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Monday, October 31, 2005

Long before American Idol and the Amateur Hour, soprano Florence Foster Jenkins sang about as badly as anyone had ever sung in public. But people have been fascinated by her style and her story since her death 60 years ago. Sara Fishko asks: was she so bad she was good? Here is the next Fishko Files...

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