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Florence Foster Jenkins

August 10, 20167 min
This Friday sees the release of a new movie starring Meryl Streep as soprano Florence Foster Jenkins. Long before American Idol and the Amateur Hour, 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 in the 1940s. Sara Fishko asks: was she so bad she was good? Here is the next Fishko Files. (Produced in 2005)
Florence Foster Jenkins opens in theatres on Friday, August 12thDirected by Stephen FrearsStarring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant
WNYC Production Credits
Executive Producer: Sara FishkoAssistant Producer: Olivia BrileyMix Engineer: Wayne ShulmisterManaging Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

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