Dagmar Nordstrom

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Dagmar Nordstrom (December 12, 1903 – April 9, 1976) was an American composer, pianist and singer. She performed together with her sister Siggie as a cabaret singing duo known as The Nordstrom Sisters."Night Club Notes; Winter's Heaviest Week at Hand" New York Times February 13, 1937; retrieved February 21, 2009

Background

Dagmar Nordstrom was born in Chicago, the second daughter of Anna and Alexander Nordstrom. The family were of Swedish and Norwegian extraction. Dagmar was married briefly to a society playboy, but lived most of her life with her older sister after the death of Siggie's husband, Samuel Ferebee Williams, in 1931."Samuel F. Williams, Originator of 'Tootsie Rolls,' Dies In His 48th Year", The New York Times, October 17, 1931, page 12.

Career

During the 1920s she cut piano rolls for Steinway and Duo-Art. These included:

Dagmar and Siggie had a flat in London for a year in 1939 when they were the resident performers at The Ritz. With the exception of their October trips to Bad Gastein for the baths, they...
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