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Marian Anderson (I) (1897–1993)

Marian Anderson was born on February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the first of three sisters in the family. Her father, named John Anderson, was a salesman at a railroad station. Her mother, named Anna Anderson, was a schoolteacher. From the age of six, Anderson sang in the choir of the United Methodist Church, where she became... See full bio »

Died:

(age 96) in Portland, Oregon, USA

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Known For

The Great Debaters Soundtrack
(2007)
The Christmas Party Soundtrack
(1996)
This Night Soundtrack
(2008)
Startime Self
(1959-1960)

Filmography

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 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Holy Ghost (2020) ... (performer: "Ständchen")
 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Best Band in the Land (2010) ... (performer: "America" - uncredited)
 2008 This Night (performer: "DER TOD UND DAS MADCHEN, D 531")
 2007 The Great Debaters (performer: "Begrüssung")
 1996 The Christmas Party (performer: "Ave Maria")
 1939 Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert (Documentary short) (performer: "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee")
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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in mind that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow.

Trivia:

Encyclopedias and biographies made during her lifetime, incorrectly report her birth year as 1902. Although her family declared 1897 as the correct date in her obituary when she died in 1993, the 1902 notion still occasionally finds its way into print. See more »

Nickname:

The Poor Girl

Star Sign:

Pisces

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