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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 »


(age 96) in Portland, Oregon, USA

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The Great Debaters Soundtrack
The Christmas Party Soundtrack
This Night Soundtrack
Startime Self


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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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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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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.


She began her farewell tour with a concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on October 24, 1964. After six months and 50 concerts in the United States and Canada, she gave her final performance at Carnegie Hall on April 18, 1965. See more »


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