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William Warfield (1920–2002)

William Warfield was a concert baritone singer, who gave his recital debut in New York's Town Hall in 1950. He was then quickly invited by the Australian Broadcast Corporation to tour Australia for thirty-five concerts. As an actor, he appeared in only two motion pictures, one of them being his memorable performance as Joe in the 1951 version of ... See full bio »
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Show Boat Joe
(1951)
(1957)
(1959)
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story Joe in 'Show Boat'
(1951)

Filmography

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 1976 Bernstein in London (TV Special) ("A Lincoln Portrait")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Ol' Man River" (1927) - uncredited)
 1966 Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 August 1966 (1966) ... (performer: "Ol' Man River")
 1961 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Aaron Copland Birthday Party (1961) ... (performer: "Two Old American Songs")
 1951 Show Boat (performer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (1927), "Ol' Man River" (1927), "Cakewalk" (reprise) (1927), "Finale: Ol' Man River" (1927) - uncredited)
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1951) ... (performer: "It Ain't Necessarily So")
 1951 The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (Documentary) (performer: "Ol' Man River" (partial))
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Other Works:

He was the baritone soloist in two stereo recordings of Handel's "Messiah" released by Columbia (now Sony) Masterworks. One was conducted by Eugene Ormandy (2-Disc set); the other by Leonard Bernstein(also a 2-disc set). They were the two best-selling classical conductors at the time. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[conductor Eugene Ormandy introduces Warfield to the audience in an unintentionally humorous way:] "With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife."

Trivia:

In 1955, he was chosen by the Philadelphia Orchestra as their official soloist on the orchestra's first tour of Europe. See more »

Trademark:

The song "Ol' Man River" from 'Show Boat.'

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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