Rhapsody in Blue
(performer: "Summertime", "Blue Monday Blues" - uncredited)
Sang the title role of Bess when 'Porgy and Bess' premiered at the Alvin Theatre in New York on October 10, 1935.
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If I had been born even 20 years later, I might have sung at the Metropolitan Opera. I might have marched for civil rights. I would have been here for that......my life would have been very different. Of course, I would not have met Mr. Gershwin, and that would have been a shame.
In 1999 she was elected as honorary citizen of Baltimore, the town where she 70 years earlier was refused a music education because of her color.