Great Performances: Season 26, Episode 8

Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (4 Feb. 1998)

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A documentary detailing the history of Gershwin's opera and DuBose Heyward's original novel "Porgy", and the impact it has had on its casts and audiences as well as U.S. black culture in ... See full summary »

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Young DuBose Heyward
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Jonathan Brody ...
Anne Brown ...
Bess (archive footage)
Bob Bruner ...
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Grace Bumbry ...
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Todd Duncan ...
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Simon Estes ...
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Martha Flowers ...
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Frances Gershwin Godowsky ...
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A documentary detailing the history of Gershwin's opera and DuBose Heyward's original novel "Porgy", and the impact it has had on its casts and audiences as well as U.S. black culture in general, with rare archival footage of the 1952 world tour, and clips from the 1993 television production. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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