Ida Barr (1882-1967)
Last updated: 01.11.21
p_barri.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Ida Barr [Maud Barlow] was an English music hall singer born at Regent's Park Barracks, London
Her career started in 1898 as a chorus girl at the Theatre Royal, Belfast using the stage name of Maud Laverne. She began using Ida Barr as a stage-name at the Bedford Theatre, Camden Town in 1908. After successfully touring USA, she returned to England performing ragtime songs and popularizing them. Among them were Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1910 - words: Seymour Brown; music: Nathan D. Ayer) and Everybody's Doing It (1911 - words & music: Irving Berlin).
Her career declined but on old age enjoyed a brief revival making recordings and television appearances.
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     Title Remarks Supplier
cd15.gif  Music Hall Daniel Farson Presents   flag15uk.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Ida Barr
     Title Attribution Remarks
url15.gif Oh! You Beautiful Doll! Nathan D. Ayer (music)
Seymour Brown (words)
Ida Barr (perf.)
     Title Composer/Song
youtube15.jpg You Beautiful Doll Everybody's Doing It Now/ Oh (3:59) I. Berlin 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 5 songs sung by Ida Barr who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
sm15.gif Oh! You Beautiful Doll! (1911) Nathan D. Ayer Seymour Brown (words)
Walter Van Brunt (perf.)
Ida Barr (perf.)
sm15.gif Everybody's Doin' It Now (1911) Irving Berlin(w&m) Harry Bloom (perf.)
Ida Barr (perf.)
Al Raymond (perf.)
Lydia Barry (perf.)
Howard & Dolores (perf.)
sm15.gif Tramp (1908), The Charles Collins H. Castling (words)
Ida Barr (perf.)
sm15.gif I Don't Care if I Never Get Home (1910) Paul Pelham J.P. Long (words)
Ida Barr (perf.)
sm15.gif You Used to Be a Friend to Me (1910) Paul Pelham J.P. Long (words)
Ida Barr (perf.)