Dorothy Jardon

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Dorothy Jardon as Carmen, from a 1922 publication.

Dorothy Jardon (born Mary Jardon;[1] June 1, 1883 – September 30, 1966)[2] was an American soprano and actress. She sang the role of the gypsy in the operetta The Wedding Trip with lyrics by Harry B. Smith, and music by Reginald DeKoven in 1912[3] and with the Chicago Opera in the title role of Fedora in 1919.[4] She made several recordings for Brunswick. Among her acting credits she took the role of Bimoula in Oh! Oh! Delphine!, a musical comedy by C.M.S. McLellan, with music by Ivan Caryll at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 18 February 1913.[5]

Jardon was born in New York to Ignace Jardon, a chef who immigrated to the United States from France in 1864, and Bridget Jardon (née Kavanagh), who immigrated from Ireland in 1884.[1][6][2] She was married first to Edward Michael Madden and secondly to Harry Edmond Oelrichs. She died in Los Angeles in 1966.[2]


  1. ^ a b 1900 United States Federal Census
  2. ^ a b c California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  3. ^ Out West Volume 3, Issue 2 - Page 138 1912 -"The fact that one may be the possessor of a fine voice," says Miss Dorothy Jardon who is singing the role of the gypsy in the new DeKovan opera, "The Wedding Trip," "so often causes a feeling of reliance that, if not subdued, may lead to ...
  4. ^ Musical America 1919- Volume 31 - Page 32 DOROTHY JARDON Miss Dorothy Jardon is a pupil of WILLIAM S. BRADY Karleton Hackett in the POST: "Dorothy Jardon, who made her debut with the Chicago company last evening as Fedora made a striking success. "
  5. ^ Cosmopolitan Volume 56 1914 -- Page 410 "at the Shaftesbury Theater, London, I felt quite sure that Miss Dorothy Jardon would give a tiling or three to say, and would know how to say them. That lady with the flashing eyes, the Carmenized figure, and the satin vivacity that we cannot ..."
  6. ^ 1930 United States Federal Census