Henry Cordy

Born Henry (I rather suppose: Heinrich) Korn in Königsberg (and not, what you read most everywhere on the web, "Königsburg") on 8 May 1907. His family was Jewish, his sister Lotte perished in the ghetto of Łódź; he must have escaped to the US, where he lived in New York City most of the time, with the exception of 1938–42, when he was in Hollywood, as a chorister, operetta and show singer, participating also in films. Other than that, he was a long-term comprimario, for instance at the New York City Opera or in Philadelphia, and gave lots of recitals with his wife, the soprano Meta Cordy, another Jewish refugee from Germany, whom he had met in New York. Meta Cordy wrote an autobiography (Nicht nur für Johnny, Berlin 1995).

Henry Cordy (Remendado) singsCarmen: Nous avons en tête une affaire, with Emile Renan (a basso Dancaïre), Jennie Tourel (Carmen), Regina Resnik (Frasquita) and Rosalind Nadel

Picture of Henry Cordy

Henry Cordy newspaper clip
Schenectady Gazette, 6 January 1949
I would like to thank Daniele Godor for the pictures.

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