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Opera singer or composer

Licia Albanese

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Felicia Albanese
Also Known As:
Licia Albanese Gimma
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
105, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Soprano. Known especially for her performances of Verdi and Puccini at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Opera Madama Butterfly. She became a citizen of the United States in 1945. National Medal of Arts 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6671 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Frances Alda

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Fanny Jane Davis

Brief Facts:

New Zealand, 1879 - 1952. 22 seasons at Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1908 until retirement on 28 December 1929. 80 times as Mimi in Puccini's opera La Bohème, setting a record.

Marian Anderson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 1986. Congressional Gold Medal 1977. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Christine Brewer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Christine Brewer
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Sorano. Has sung at Metropolitan Opera.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6134 Delmar Boulevard; ceremony: 29 April 2015.

Maria Callas

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sophia Cecelia Kalos
Also Known As:
Maria Anna Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou (Christened name)
Maria Meneghini Callas
Nickname(s):
Mary
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Birth certificate nate was Sophia Cecelia Kalos. Greek father's last name was Kalogeropoulos. Soprano. Opera Norma Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Enrico Caruso

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Errico Caruso
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Possibly the greatest operatic tenor.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6625 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Victoria de los Ángeles

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Gómez Cima
Also Known As:
Victòria dels Àngels
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Soprano. Performed at La Scala, the Paris Opera, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Also had a concert career. Recorded 21 complete operas.

Plácido Domingo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
José Plácido Domingo Embil
Also Known As:
Placido Domingo
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Tenor. Member of The Three Tenors. Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. Kennedy Center Honors 2000. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Renée Fleming

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Renée Fleming
Also Known As:
Renee Fleming
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Opera lyric soprano. Albums Poèmes, HOMAGE: The Age of the Diva. National Medal of Arts 2013. French Legion of Honor 2005.

George Gershwin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Composed Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess. Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music Funny Face. Duo George & Ira Gershwin. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006. Theater Hall of Fame. Congressional Gold Medal 1985. Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of George & Ira Gershwin for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 June 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Alma Gluck

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Reba Feinsohn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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mother of
grandmother of

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Brief Facts:

Soprano. Later adopted her professional surname as a variation of her first husband's surname, Glick. Her recording of the song Carry Me Back to Old Virginny was the first celebrity recording by a classical musician to sell one million copies. Became a Christian and recorded hymn songs Rock of Ages, Whispering Hope, Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Kathryn Grayson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Zelma Kathryn Hedrick
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Show Boat, Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate. Broadway musical Camelot. Sang in operas.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Anne Jeffreys

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anne Jeffreys Carmichael
Also Known As:
Ann Jeffreys
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Robert Sterling, until his earlier death.
Younger than Robert Sterling by 5 or 6 years.

Brief Facts:

TV shows General Hospital, Port Charles, Falcon Crest, Topper, Baywatch. Movies Dick Tracy (1945), Flying Tigers, Hidden Valley Outlaws, Wagon Tracks West. Broadway musical play Kiss Me Kate. Opera Tosca Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ruth Kobart

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Maxine Finkelstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Movies Dirty Harry, Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. TV series Bob, One Day at a Time. Broadway musical play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Nominated for a Tony Award.

Jenny Lind

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Johanna Maria Lind
Nickname(s):
Swedish Nightingale
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Soprano opera singer who also toured America sponsored by P T Barnum

Robert McFerrin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Keith McFerrin
Also Known As:
Robert McFerrin Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Relationships:

father of

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Brief Facts:

Baritone. The first African-American male employed by Metropolitan Opera. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1995.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6300 Delmar Boulevard.

Robert Merrill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Moishe Millstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Roberta Peters by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Baritone opera star at the New York Metropolitan Opera - in Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto. Movie musical Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick. National Medal of Arts 1993. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Yaakov Liebmann Beer
Jacob Liebmann Beer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Father of French Grand Opera. Composed Les Huguenots, Le Prophète

Jessye Norman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jessye Mae Norman
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Dramatic soprano, known expecially for Wagnerian operas. Also recitals, oratorios and classical music. International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1993. Kennedy Center Honors 1997. National Medal of Arts 2009..

Jan Peerce

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Pincus Perelmuth
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Operas Rigoletto, La Bohème. New Rochelle Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roberta Peters

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Peterman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Robert Merrill by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

World famous opera soprano. National Medal of Arts 1998.

Ezio Pinza

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ezio Fortunato Pinza
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 9 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. 22 seasons at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Opera role Don Giovanni. Broadway musical South Pacific with the song Some Enchanted Evening Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harve Presnell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Harvey Presnell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Fargo, Face/Off, Saving Private Ryan. TV series Andy Barker, P.I., Dawson's Creek, The Defenders, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Brooadway musical Annie in role of Daddy Warbucks

Leontyne Price

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than William Warfield by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Soprano opera singer. The first African-American top-earning prima donna at Metropolitan Opera. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. National Medal of Arts 1985.

Beverly Sills

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Coloratura soprano. Chair of Lincoln Center and Metopolitan Opera. 2007 inductee Long Island Music Hall of Fame. National Women's Hall of Fame 1998. Kennedy Center Honors 1985. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980. National Medal of Arts 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 October 1977.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Joan Sutherland

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Alston Sutherland
Also Known As:
Dame Joan Sutherland
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 28 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted soprano. Opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Dame Commander (DBE) in the New Year's Honours of 1979. Kennedy Center Honors 2004.

Helen Traubel

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Francesca Traubel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for her Wagnerian roles, especially role of Brünnhilde and role of Isolde. Wrote 2 novels.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6422 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6193 Delmar Boulevard.
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