Talk:Anna Held

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I see this is mostly unsourced; I don't want to obtrude into the style, but the slight addition I'm making on her playing Shulamith sources from Adler, Jacob, A Life on the Stage: A Memoir, translated and with commentary by Lulla Rosenfeld, Knopf, New York, 1999, ISBN 067941351. 262. -- Jmabel | Talk 02:37, Feb 23, 2005 (UTC)

Common-law husband[edit]

How could Florenz Ziegfeld be Held's common-law husband if she was married to another man, Maximo Carrera, from 1894 to 1908? Ziegfeld met Held in 1896 and left her in 1909. Even by the standards of common-law marriage, the partners must be qualified to marry, which Held was not. — Walloon (talk) 16:26, 5 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Big Mistake! In the article you can read: "Held spent the years of World War I working in vaudeville..." "After the war ended, she returned to America and starred in the film Madame le Presidente (1916)". "Shortly afterwards her health began to fail. She collapsed onstage in 1918 and died after a few months from multiple myeloma at age 45 (August 12, 1918)".

World War I was from 1914 to 1918 (November 11). Held returned to America and died BEFORE the war ended! Big mistake. Wikipedia is wrong again, ahahhahahahahah!

Your comment wasn't removed because you're right (couldn't care less if you are or aren't), it was removed because a). it's rude (the what I assume is suppose to be laughter at the end is unwarranted and insulting) and b). unsigned. Rude and unsigned comments can be removed from talk pages. Talk pages are not here for idle chatter or trolling. They're here to discuss issues about the article. Further, Wikipedia itself can't be wrong. Wikipedia isn't a person who is capable of such a thing. Wikipedia editors can be wrong which can easily be remedied by anyone who stumbles across a mistake. If you're so inclined, fix the article. If not, move on. Pinkadelica 23:56, 5 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh my gosh! There was a mistake in the article. I don't think there's ever been a mistake on Wikipedia before, so it's a huge relief that you spotted this one. Instead of the rude comment, whoever you are, you could have just fixed it. It took me about 3 seconds to fix it, and I think that was much less time than it took you to write your comment here twice. That's the thing about Wikipedia, anyone can edit it, so if you see something wrong, you can deal with it in a number of ways. You chose the most unproductive of the options available to you, but if it makes you feel good, go for it. Kudos on your strong grasp of world history, and thank you for sharing your knowledge with those of lesser intellect. Rossrs (talk) 01:34, 6 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not Wikipedia servant! I was right and Wikipedia not. I won and Wikipedia lost! AHAHAHAHA...

Pinkadelica and Rossrs are true snowflakes!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:58, 15 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]