She was chosen to sing the roles of Violetta and Mimi in conductor Arturo Toscanini's radio broadcast performances of "La Traviata" and "La Boheme", respectively. Both were broadcast on NBC radio in 1946. They were eventually released on 45-RPM records and 33 1/3 RPM LPs, as well as on CD...
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She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1995 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.