Miss Clemens, who made her debut in London at the Queen's Hall as a concert singer in June, 1908, is not only an excellent singer and musician, but also she inherits from her father, the late Mark Twain, a real sense of humour. When she came to London someone asked her why she had not brought her father with her. "Well, you see," she replied, "he accompanied me in America for about two years, and I found that he was so anxious to get up on to the platform before I had finished, and the people seemed so impatient to hear him, that I guessed, if I didn't want to ruin my career, he'd better stay at home." Miss Clemens studied singing under Madame Blanche Marchesi, and the piano under Leschetizky, the latter having also been one of the teachers of her husband, who is a well-known pianist, and to whom Miss Clemens was married in October, 1909. She prefers to hide her real identity under her married name, and has earned no small amount of success, particularly in America, on the concert platform, where, of course, the name of her father is a sure passport to the affection of any audience, though her own undoubted talent would secure recognition anywhere.
Miss Clara Clemens Elliott & Fry