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Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price was born on February 10, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi, USA as Mary Leontyne Price. She is an actress, known for Messa da Requiem von Giuseppe Verdi (1967), Price/Horne Met Gala Concert (1982) and Romeo + Juliet (1996). She was previously married to William Warfield. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1984-1985 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Aida / Donna Leonora
- Aida (1985) ... Aida
- La forza del destino (1984) ... Donna Leonora
 1955-1960 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
Donna Anna / Madame Lidoine / Pamina / ...
- Don Giovanni (1960) ... Donna Anna
- Dialogues of the Carmelites (1957) ... Madame Lidoine
- The Magic Flute (1956) ... Pamina
- Tosca (1955) ... Floria Tosca
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Other Works:

In the 1950s she became the first black operatic singer to play leading roles, such as Tosca, on network television. See more »

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1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Personal Quote:

On success: Accomplishments have no color. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1985 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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