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Lauritz Melchior

AKA Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior

Born: 20-Mar-1890
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 18-Mar-1973
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA [1]
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Cremated, Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Denmark
Executive summary: Wagnerian operatic tenor


[1] St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, CA.

Father: Jörgen Conradt Melchior
Mother: Julie Möller
Sister: Agnes (blind)
Wife: Inger Nathanson (m. 1915, d. 1924, two children)
Son: Ib Jørgen Melchior (b. 17-Sep-1917)
Wife: Maria Hacker (m. 26-May-1925, d. 1963)
Wife: Mary Markham (m. 23-May-1964, div. 1965)

    University: Royal Opera School, Cophenhagen

    New York Metropolitan Opera Singer (1926-50)
    Naturalized US Citizen 13-Jun-1947

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Stars Are Singing (11-Mar-1953)
    Luxury Liner (1948)
    This Time for Keeps (17-Oct-1947) · Richard Herald
    Two Sisters from Boston (Apr-1946) · Olstrom
    Thrill of a Romance (23-May-1945) · Mr. Nils Knudsen


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