Florence Foster Jenkins, who lived in the early part of the Twentieth century, wanted nothing more than to become a singer. No matter that her voice was, to put it mildly, weak. She used the fortune she came into halfway through her life to fund a series of concerts. The comedic value of her shows proved so great that by the time she gave her final performance, she sold out Carnegie Hall.
Moral of the story? In her own words: "They can say that I couldn’t sing, but they can never say that I didn’t sing!