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Nellie Melba
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Vocalist
    (May 19, 1861-February 23, 1931)
    Sang in 'Lucia di Lammermoor,' 'Faust,' 'La Boheme,' 'La Traviata,' 'Lakme' and many other operas
    Became a Dame of the British Empire in 1918 (you know, the last time the Red Sox won the World Series)
    Known as 'the Queen of Song'
    She did as many 'farewell' concerts as Cher.
    She inspired a saying in Australia: 'She's had more comebacks than Nellie Melba.'
    She was vain.
    She would torture her costumers and wigmakers by demanding changes moments before a performance.
    She died from an infection caused by a failed facelift.
    She was proud of her home country, Australia.
    Her face is on the Australian $100 note.
    She was a hard-headed businesswoman.
    For much of her career, she was the best-paid opera singer in the world.
    She inspired Melba toast and the scrumptious dessert Peach Melba.
    She did a lot of charity work during World War I.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
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    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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    In 2015, Out of 140 Votes: 57.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 71 Votes: 59.15% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 76 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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    In 2011, Out of 43 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 257 Votes: 52.14% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 816 Votes: 40.07% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1587 Votes: 41.78% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 534 Votes: 43.82% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 465 Votes: 42.37% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 178 Votes: 60.11% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 370 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
 
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