1. In 1918, Benjamin's daughter Dorothy, 25, eloped with opera star Enrico Caruso, who was 45. Caruso was the most famous tenor in the world at the time. Benjamin initially approved of the marriage but later withdrew his consent citing the differences in their "ages, nationality and temperament
2. The daughter of well to do patent lawyer Park Benjaminin of New York, Dorothy was 25 when she married Italian tenor Enrico Caruso on August 20, 1918. The marriage produced one child, daughter Gloria who was born on December 18, 1919. The couple had been married just shy of 3 years when Enrico died at the age of 48 on August 2, 1921. Dorothy would marry two more times. Her second husband was Captain Ernest Augustus Ingram, and her third was Dr. Charles Adam Holder. Dorothy wrote two biographies about her famous first husband. The first entitled Wings Of Song-The Story Of Caruso was published in 1928. The second and more successful Enrico Caruso-His Life And Death was released 17 years later in 1945 and was the source material for the 1951 film
3.The Great Caruso starring Mario Lanza as Enrico and Ann Blyth as Dorothy. The following year Dorothy also wrote an autobiography. She died of cancer in Baltimore, MaCaruso, Dorothy Park (Benjamin). Dorothy Caruso: A Personal History. New York: Hermitage, 1952.
4. The autobiography of Caruso, "the last great friendship of (Anderson's) life," written while Caruso and Anderson lived and studied Gurdjieff together. Caruso reveals Anderson's talent for conversation and power for maintaining lasting friendships.
Enrico Caruso: His Life and Death. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1945.
Caruso's biography of her beloved husband reveals her own background, attitudes, and interests, illustrating the traits which drew her toward Anderson and Gurdjieff after the tragic death of the brilliant tenor. ryland 9 days before Christmas 1955.
5."The daughter of well to do patent lawyer Park Benjaminin of New York, Dorothy was 25 when she married Italian tenor Enrico in 1918. The couple had been married just shy of 3 years when Enrico died at the age of 48. Dorothy would marry two more times. By 1942, the relationship of Margaret Anderson with Jane Heap had cooled, and, evacuating from the war in France, Anderson sailed for the United States. During the voyage, Anderson met Dorothy Caruso. The two began a romantic relationship, and lived together until Caruso's death in 1955."
Dorothy Park Benjamin Caruso Find A Grave Index Name Dorothy Park Benjamin Caruso Maiden Name Benjamin Event Type Burial Event Date 1955 Event Place Pikesville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Photograph Included Y Birth Date 06 Aug 1893 Death Date 16 Dec 1955 Affiliate Record Identifier 64094123 Cemetery Druid Ridge Cemetery
Citing this Record "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV24-VZ3B : 11 July 2016), Dorothy Park Benjamin Caruso, 1955; Burial, Pikesville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Druid Ridge Cemetery; citing record ID 64094123, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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