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Eva Jessye (1895–1992)

Conductor and arranger, educated at Wilberforce University (MA), and Allen University (Mus. D.) She conducted the Eva Jessye Choir, with appearances in universities and colleges with symphony orchestras and in festivals throughout the United States and Europe. On Broadway, she appeared in the musical "Porgy and Bess" (and was the choral director ... See full bio »

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 1952 Huckleberry Finn (TV Series) (dialect advisor - 7 episodes)
- Back to the River (1952) ... (dialect advisor)
- The Auction (1952) ... (dialect advisor)
- The Wilks' Fortune (1952) ... (dialect advisor)
- The Rightful King of France? (1952) ... (dialect advisor)
- Life on the Mississippi (1952) ... (dialect advisor)
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 1969 Slaves
 1964 Black Like Me
Mrs. Townsend
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie)
 1929 Hallelujah
Singer (uncredited)
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 1929 Hallelujah (musical director - uncredited)

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She was choral director for the musical, "Porgy and Bess," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Leontyne Price (Bess); LeVern Hutcherson (Porgy); Cab Calloway (Sportin Life); Helen Dowdy; Irene Williams; Elizabeth Foster; Georgia Burke; Helen Colbert; Joseph James; William Veasey; Leslie Scott; John McCurry; Howard ... See more »

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