November 5, 2009
When renowned Australian-born soprano star Marjorie Lawrence was stricken with polio in 1941, her husband rushed her to Hot Springs (Garland County) for the healing baths. The couple remained there for most of the rest of their lives. After extensive rehabilitation, she was able to return to the Metropolitan Opera and her career in 1942, singing from a couch. She died in 1979 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs.