Eva Tanguay (Eva Tanguay)

Eva Tanguay

Actress, Singer. Born in in Quebec, Canada, she was a singer and entertainer who billed herself as “the girl who made vaudeville famous”. She made her vaudeville debut in New York City in 1904 and went on to have a long-lasting vaudeville career which commanded one of the highest salaries of any performer of the day. A skilled performer, she was remembered for her lavish costumes and brassy self-confident songs which included “I Want Someone to Go Wild With Me”, “Go As Far As You Like” and “That’s Why They Call Me Tabasco”. In addition to her singing career, she also starred in two silent films “Energetic Eva” (1916) and “The Wild Girl” (1917). In the 1930s, she retired from show business due to cataracts which caused her to lose her sight. She relocated to Hollywood, California, where she remained until her death. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)


  • August, 01, 1879
  • Canada


  • January, 01, 1947
  • USA


  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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