Lang Syne English Family Information History Fact Book - Jenkins
Many bearers of the Jenkins name have gained renown at an international level in the world of entertainment, while others have risen to prominence through a rich variety of other endeavours and pursuits.
At one time the highest paid actor in Hollywood and known for his turbulent relationship with the actress Elizabeth Taylor, Welsh-born Richard Walter Jenkins was better known by his stage name of Richard Burton.
On a musical note, one bearer of the name with an unusual claim to fame was the American amateur operatic singer Florence Foster Jenkins, born in 1868 .
She proved immensely popular with opera lovers – but unfortunately for the wrong reasons. Audiences flocked to her performances because, despite her own conviction of her greatness, she was hilariously ridiculed –of which she was blithely unaware.
The vibrant tale of bearers of the Jenkins name is recounted here.
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