Leontyne Price


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Leontyne Price was born on February 10, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi, USA as Mary Leontyne Price. She is an actress, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977) and NBC Television Opera Theatre (1949). She was previously married to William Warfield. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack
(1996)
The Metropolitan Opera Presents Aida / Donna Leonora
(1984-1985)
NBC Television Opera Theatre Donna Anna / Floria Tosca / Madame Lidoine / Pamina
(1955-1960)
(2005)

Filmography

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 1984-1985 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Aida / Donna Leonora
- Aida (1985) ... Aida
- La forza del destino (1984) ... Donna Leonora
 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #14.25 (1961) ... Singer
 1955-1960 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
Donna Anna / Madame Lidoine / Pamina / ...
- Don Giovanni (1960) ... Donna Anna
- Dialogues of the Carmelites (1957) ... Madame Lidoine
- The Magic Flute (1956) ... Pamina
- Tosca (1955) ... Floria Tosca
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Other Works:

In the 1950s she became the first black operatic singer to play leading roles, such as Tosca, on network television. See more »

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1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Spouse:

William Warfield  (divorced)
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On success: Accomplishments have no color. See more »

Trivia:

Studied at Juilliard. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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