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Jessye Norman (1945–2019)


Jessye Norman was born on September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. She was an actress, known for Wild at Heart (1990), The Hours (2002) and Choke (2008). She died on September 30, 2019 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Wild at Heart Soundtrack
(1990)
The Hours Soundtrack
(2002)
Choke Soundtrack
(2008)
Restless City Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 2009 Verdi: Requiem (TV Movie)
Soprano
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Thunder Mountain Woman
- Rip Van Winkle (2000) ... Thunder Mountain Woman (voice)
 1999 The People's Passion (TV Special)
Narrator
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Jocasta
- Oedipus Rex (1993) ... Jocasta
 1990 Die Walküre (TV Movie)
Sieglinde
 1983-1988 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Ariadne / Primadonna / Madame Lidoine / ...
- Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) ... Ariadne / Primadonna
- Dialogues des Carmélites (1987) ... Madame Lidoine
- Les Troyens (1983) ... Cassandre
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Personal Quote:

[on what is on her mind whilst performing] I think about the words, I think about the characters. I think what a pleasure it is to sing some of the text that I have. I am so grateful to to be saying those words, they're so beautiful. See more »

Trivia:

She earned a scholarship to study music at Howard University in Washington DC, then attended the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Michigan. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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