Sigfred Ann "Siggie" Nordstrom
(June 14, 1893 – December 24, 1980) was an American
model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters
."Night Club Notes; Winter's Heaviest Week at Hand" New York Times
, February 13, 1937; retrieved February 21, 2009
Born in Chicago
and nicknamed as "Siggie", she was the elder daughter of Anna and Alexander Nordstrom. She started out as a hat model in Chicago. First coming to New York City
to take a part in "Very Good Eddy"
on Broadway, she retired from show business during her marriage.
picked up on a photograph of her on the ice of Lake Michigan
naming her 'Queen of the Polar Bears'. Her future husband saw the photograph and she always said: "That photograph 'got' my husband!"
She was married to the head of the Sweets Company of America
, (which made the Tootsie Roll
), Samuel Ferebee Williams
. When he died in 1931,"Samuel F. Williams, Originator of 'Tootsie Rolls', Dies In His 48th Year", The New York Times
, October 17, 1931, p. 12 she began performing with her younger sister Dagmar
They sublet a flat
for a year in 1939 when they were the resident performers at The Ritz
. Shortly after their return to the United States
, her sister's song Remembering You
was published both as sheet music and the full orchestration.
With the exception of their October in Bad Gastein
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