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Beverly Sills (1929–2007)


This vibrant, fine-humored coloratura was able to accomplish what most others of her ilk could or would not do -- she humanized opera and made it approachable to the masses. There were no diva-like traits in this star and the public absolutely adored her for it. Dubbed "America's Queen of Opera" in 1971 by Time magazine, Beverly Sills, the lovely ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2007 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series)
Hseself - Special Guest Interviewer
- The First Emperor (2007) ... Hseself - Special Guest Interviewer
 1979 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Norina
- Don Pasquale (1979) ... Norina
 1976-1978 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Donna Fiorilla / Manon Lescaut / Rosina
- New York City Opera: The Turk in Italy (1978) ... Donna Fiorilla
 1976 La traviata (TV Movie)
Violetta
 1976 Sills and Burnett at the Met (TV Movie)
 1975 Roberto Devereux (TV Movie)
Queen Elisabeth
 1974 The Daughter of the Regiment (TV Movie)
Marie
 1938 Uncle Sol Solves It (Short)
Singer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Sang the radio commercial jingle for Rinso White detergent as a young girl.

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1990 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

Nickname:

Bubbles

Star Sign:

Gemini

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