Are You In Tune With Florence Foster Jenkins?

By: J.P. Naomi
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How do you become an opera singer with a terrible singing voice? We're not sure either! Take this quiz to remember all of your favorite moments from Florence Foster Jenkins!

This famous actress plays the role of Florence Foster Jenkins...

Meryl Streep received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins. Throughout her career, Streep has earned three Academy Awards.

In which year was the premiere of the film Florence Foster Jenkins?

Florence Foster Jenkins premiered at the Belfast Film Festival on April 23, 2016. It was released in the United States on August 12, 2016.

What is the name of Florence's husband?

Florence Foster Jenkins was made with a $29 million budget. It only made about $44 million at the box office, not so much a huge success.

St. Clair Bayfield also serves as Florence's __________.

Florence Foster Jenkins is a biographical comedy-drama. It was directed by Stephen Frears and based on the real life of Florence Foster Jenkins, the socialite and amateur soprano.

Which famous actor plays the role of Florence's husband and manager?

Hugh Grant was born on September 9, 1960 in London, England. He attended New College, Oxford.

Florence Foster Jenkins takes place in which US city?

Florence Foster Jenkins was filmed at nine different locations. All filming locations were actually located in the United Kingdom and replicated scenes from NYC.

What is the name of the club founded by Florence Foster Jenkins?

Florence Foster Jenkins was the founder and "President Soprano Hostess" of her own social organization, which she called the Verdi Club. She opened it in 1917.

In which decade does the film Florence Foster Jenkins take place?

Florence Foster Jenkins was born Narcissa Florence Foster on July 19, 1868. She died on November 26, 1944.

What is the profession of St. Clair Bayfield?

Bayfield was a stage actor specializing in the works of Shakespeare. He was born John St. Clair Roberts.

What is the name of St. Clair Bayfield's mistress?

Her full name was Kathleen Weatherley. In real life, Bayfield married Kathleen in 1945, following Florence Foster Jenkin's death in 1944.

What is the name of the actress who plays Kathleen Weatherley?

Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundstrom was born on October 19, 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been an actress since 1999.

With the US involved in World War II, Florence Foster Jenkins believes that "music matters more than ________."

Florence believed that music mattered more than ever to keep the morale of the country alive. The year of the film was 1944 and the US was in the thick of WWII.

What medical condition does Florence suffer from?

Florence Foster Jenkins contracted syphilis from her first husband. Because of this, she has abstained from sexual activity with St. Clair Bayfield.

Who is John Totten?

John Totten works with the New York Opera. Despite his efforts to help her sing, he refuses to be publicly associated with her, due to her vocal abilities.

Who does Florence hire as a pianist to accompany her singing?

The Florence Foster Jenkins film ran for 111 minutes. The story was written by Nicholas Martin.

What is Cosmé's last name?

Cosme McMoon was born on February 22, 1901 in Mapimi, Mexico. He died in San Antonio, Texas from pancreatic cancer in 1980 at the age of 79.

How much does Florence pay Cosmé McMoon per week?

$150 was an unbelievable offer to Cosme. This was an extremely large sum of money at the time, and one which he found hard to refuse.

Which famous actor plays the role of Cosmé McMoon?

Simon Helberg was born on December 9, 1980 in Los Angeles. He is best known for his role as Howard on The Big Bang Theory.

After her first vocal lesson with McMoon on the piano, where does McMoon burst into laughter?

McMoon stifled his laughter throughout the entirety of Florence's first vocal session. But as soon as he left, he couldn't help himself any longer, and burst into laughter on the elevator.

Who requests $1,000 in funding from Florence to help fund his next performance at Carnegie Hall?

Arturo Toscanini was portrayed by actor John Kavanagh. Kavanagh is an Irish actor who most recently has been seen in the TV series Vikings.

Where does Florence give her first small recital?

Director Frears praised Meryl Streep's performance as Florence Foster Jenkins. He stated, "You can only sing badly if you are a good singer."

Following what she believes are positive reviews of her small recital, what does Florence do next?

Meryl Streep won the Critic's Choice Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins.

What does Florence intend to do with her vocal recording?

Against Bayfield's better judgment, Florence was set on making this recording and gifting it to her friends at the club as Christmas gifts!

After experiencing some popularity on the radio, which major venue does Florence book for performing?

Bayfield again tries to discourage Florence from performing at Carnegie Hall. He fears she will only make a fool of herself and that she will not be as widely received as she believes.

Who does Florence give away 1,000 tickets to?

Little did she know that the soldiers to whom she was extending a courtesy would be the ones who would mock her on stage. Thankfully, her friends and supporters rescued her.

Who is thrilled at the thought of Florence playing Carnegie Hall?

If Florence Foster Jenkins performed at Carnegie Hall, that meant that Cosme McMoon would also be performing. He was beyond excited to play piano for her if it meant he would be playing at Carnegie Hall.

An editor for the _________ attends Florence's performance at Carnegie Hall but promises to write a negative review.

The New York Post is a daily newspaper distributed to New York City and the surrounding areas. It was founded on November 16, 1801 as the New York Evening Post.

Who buys every copy of the New York Post to prevent Florence from seeing any negative review?

Bayfield enlists McMoon to help purchase and discard every copy of that day's New York Post. They went to every store and kiosk in the areas surrounding Florence's home.

Where does Florence finally find a copy of the New York Post with her negative review?

She caught glimpse of the paper in the trash, reached in and saw the review. She collapsed from a broken heart.

What happens to Florence Foster Jenkins at the end of the film?

Florence Foster Jenkins was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She died in Manhattan on November 26, 1944 at the age of 76.

People can say that Florence could not sing, but they can't say that she _________.

Florence believed that if she could try, then she could do it. She naively believed that she was a popular singer.

Where does Florence sing beautifully?

The film reveals the imagination and dreams of Florence in which she sings beautiful opera music. In her dreams, she receives a standing ovation!

What profession did McMoon later get into after his less-than-successful music career?

After Jenkins passed away in 1944, McMoon took an interest in working on his body and becoming a judge for bodybuilding contests. He was also a Master Chess player!

What was part of Bayfield's goodnight ritual with Florence?

Bayfield treated Florence with kindness and respect. Despite the fact that he left her to go home to his mistress, he showed a love for Florence that made her feel special and loved.

After Florence's performance at Carnegie Hall, what does she ask of Bayfield?

Bayfield is surprised, but decides to stay and keep her company. He sleeps above the covers.

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