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William Warfield (1920–2002)

William Warfield was a concert baritone singer, who gave his recital debut in New York's Town Hall in 1950. He was then quickly invited by the Australian Broadcast Corporation to tour Australia for thirty-five concerts. As an actor, he appeared in only two motion pictures, one of them being his memorable performance as Joe in the 1951 version of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Bernstein in London
Bernstein in London Himself ("A Lincoln Portrait" narrator)
(1976)
Show Boat
Show Boat Joe
(1951)
The Green Pastures
(1957)
The Green Pastures
(1959)

Filmography

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 1976 Bernstein in London (TV Movie documentary) ("A Lincoln Portrait")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (performer: "Ol' Man River" (1927) - uncredited)
 1966 Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 August 1966 (1966) ... (performer: "Ol' Man River")
 1961 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Aaron Copland Birthday Party (1961) ... (performer: "Two Old American Songs")
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Messiah (1955) ... (performer: "Messiah" (Christmas portion and last few minutes of the Resurrection section))
 1951 Show Boat (performer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (1927), "Ol' Man River" (1927), "Cakewalk" (reprise) (1927), "Finale: Ol' Man River" (1927) - uncredited)
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1951) ... (performer: "It Ain't Necessarily So")
 1951 The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (Documentary) (performer: "Ol' Man River" (partial))
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Other Works:

He sang and acted the role of Joe in "Show Boat" again in the 1966 Lincoln Center production and at the Vienna Volksoper during the 1971-72 season. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[conductor Eugene Ormandy introduces Warfield to the audience in an unintentionally humorous way:] "With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife."

Trivia:

African-American bass-baritone singer-actor in concert recitals, operas, oratorios, films, symphonies with speaking roles, and jazz programs such as NPR's "Riverwalk". See more »

Trademark:

The song "Ol' Man River" from 'Show Boat.'

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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