Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson (2019)

Marian Anderson, whose contralto singing voice of great range dazzled international audiences, was a gifted African American woman who had to surmount innumerable, unwarranted obstacles before eventually achieving her dream.


Bill Nicoletti


Nat Gutwirth


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Credited cast:
Rick DiStephano Rick DiStephano ... Himself
Thor Eckert Thor Eckert ... Himself
Iris Fairfax Iris Fairfax ... Herself
Sandra Grymes Sandra Grymes ... Herself
Earl Harvey Earl Harvey ... Himself
Mary Javian Mary Javian ... Herself
Michelle Jenkins Michelle Jenkins ... Herself
Bill Jolly Bill Jolly ... Himself
Enrique Josephs Enrique Josephs ... Narrator
Allan Keiller Allan Keiller ... Himself
Loretta Lewis Loretta Lewis ... Herself
David Anthony Lofton David Anthony Lofton ... Himself
N'Kenge ... Herself
Florence Quivar Florence Quivar ... Herself
Brent Smith Brent Smith ... Himself


"ONCE IN A HUNDRED YEARS" refers to the quote of the great conductor Arturo Toscanini who once told Marian Anderson: "A voice like yours is heard once in a hundred years." Marian Anderson's story continues to inspire people from very different backgrounds and her achievements in overcoming bigotry have secured her a place as a true pioneer internationally and in her home town of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. We walk the streets where she lived; talk to the people who knew her, knew her family, and someone she babysat; see where she was educated and went to church; and marvel at how she was able to transcend humble beginnings to sing for tens of thousands of people, and for Presidents and queens on the world's stages.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:

Company Name





Release Date:

23 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed