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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 Christmas at Kennedy Center with Leontyne Price (1982). 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:

She played Bess in the musical, "Porgy and Bess," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with LeVern Hutcherson (Porgy); Cab Calloway (Sportin Life); Helen Dowdy; Irene Williams; Elizabeth Foster; Georgia Burke; Helen Colbert; Joseph James; William Veasey; Leslie Scott; John McCurry; Howard Roberts; Moses LaMarr; Sam Kasakoff;... See more »

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Personal Quote:

Once you get on stage, everything is right. I feel the most beautiful, complete, fulfilled. I think that's why, in the case of noncompromising career women, parts of our personal lives don't work out. One person can't give you the feeling that thousands of people give you. See more »

Trivia:

One of the most famous and greatest American sopranos of the twentieth century, she was also the first major black singer to have a long-running star career at the Metropolitan Opera. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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