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Lawrence Tibbett (1896–1960)


One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, Lawrence Mervil Tibbet was born in Bakersfield, California, in 1896. Born at the end of the "wild west" era, he was only six when his father, who was a Kern County deputy sheriff, was killed by bandits. After training with, among others, Metropolitan Opera bass (and later film actor) Basil ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

New Moon
New Moon Lieutenant Michael Petroff
(1930)
The Rogue Song
(1930)
The Cuban Love Song
(1931)
The Prodigal
The Prodigal Jeffrey Farraday
(1931)

Filmography

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 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Close Harmony (1951)
 1936 Under Your Spell
Anthony Allen
 1935 Metropolitan
Thomas Renwick
 1931 The Cuban Love Song
Terry
 1931 The Prodigal
Jeffrey Farraday
 1930 New Moon
Lieutenant Michael Petroff
 1930 The Rogue Song
Yegor
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 1949 House of Strangers (performer: "Largo al factotum")
 1935 Metropolitan (performer: "Faust" (1859), "On the Road to Mandalay" (1919?), "De Glory Road" (1928), "Toreador Song", "Largo al factotum", "Prologue", "He Calls Me Sugar Plum" - uncredited)
 1931 The Cuban Love Song (performer: "The Marine's Hymn" (©1919), "Tramps at Sea" (1931), "El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)" (1929), "The Cuban Love Song" (1931), "London Bridge is Falling Down" (1888) - uncredited)
 1931 The Prodigal (performer: "Life Is a Dream", "Without a Song")
 1930 New Moon (performer: "Lover Come Back to Me" (1928), "Farmer's Daughter" (1929), "Wanting You" (1928), "What Is Your Price Madam?" (1929), "Stout Hearted Men" (1928) - uncredited)
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 1953 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Opera Baritone
- Episode #1.7 (1953) ... Himself - Opera Baritone
 1951 The James Melton Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.10 (1951) ... Himself
 1950 The Ken Murray Show (TV Series)
Himself
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 2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (TV Movie documentary)
Actor 'Metropolirtan' (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Miracle in the Mountains See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

His last name was variously spelled "Tibbet" or "Tibbett." Upon signing his first contract with the Metropolitan Opera, he permanently selected the latter spelling. See more »

Nickname:

Larry

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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