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Leontyne Price

Leontyne PriceAKA Mary Violet Leontyne Price

Born: 10-Feb-1927
Birthplace: Laurel, MS

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Operatic soprano


[1] Two grandfathers were Methodist ministers.

Father: James Anthony Price
Mother: Kate Baker
Husband:
William Warfield (baritone, m. 31-Aug-1952, separated 1967, div. 1973)

    High School: Oak Park Vocational High School (1944)
    University: BA, Central State College, Wilberforce, OH (1948)
    University: Juilliard School of Music (four years)

    New York Metropolitan Opera Singer (1961-69)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964
    Spingarn Medal 1965
    Kennedy Center Honor 1980
    Emmy 1983 for Live from Lincoln Center
    National Medal of Arts 1985
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Grammy (about twenty Grammy awards)
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Author of books:
Aida (1990)


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