Profile: Amanda Aldridge (1866-1956)

Amanda Christina Elizabeth Aldridge, also known as Amanda Ira Aldridge was a British opera singer and teacher who composed love songs, suites, sambas and light orchestral pieces under the pseudonym of Montague Ring. Life Amanda Aldridge was born on 10 March 1866 in Upper Norwood, London, the third child of African-American actor Ira Frederick Aldridge and his second wife, Amanda Brandt, who was Swedish. She had two sisters, Rachael and Luranah, and two brothers, Ira Daniel and Ira Frederick. … Continue reading Profile: Amanda Aldridge (1866-1956)