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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 8 November 1921Hollywood, California, USA
Date of Death 4 February 2003New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJerome Albert Link Heinz
Nickname Jerry
Height 6' 6" (1.98 m)

Mini Bio (1)

An articulate, intelligent man, who originally wanted to become a research chemist, Hines was also a Born-Again Christian who performed with the Billy Graham crusades and whose 1971 autobiography was entitled "This Is My Story, This Is My Song." His most famous roles in his 41 years with the Metropolitan Opera were Mephistopheles in Gounod's "Faust," King Philip in Verdi's "Don Carlo," Zacharie in Meyerbeer's "Le Prophete," the title role in Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov," Banquo in Verdi's "Macbeth," and the Marquis de la Force in Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites." He composed, and sang the lead in, an opera about the life of Jesus, "I Am the Way," and was the first non-Russian to sing the title role in "Boris" at Moscow's Bolshoi Opera, in 1962, on the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis, with Nikita Khrushchev in the audience.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Lucia Evangelista (23 July 1952 - 26 October 2000) (her death) (4 children)

Trivia (3)

Imposing, stalwart, star bass who sang with the Metropolitan Opera in New York for 41 years, longer than any other principal performer.
Distantly related to the late U.S. Senator John Heinz (R-Pa) and to the Heinz food products family.
Jerome Hines is the son of Russell Ray Heinz, a film production manager, 2nd unit director, etc.

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