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Marian Anderson

Marian AndersonBorn: 27-Feb-1897
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 8-Apr-1993
Location of death: Portland, OR
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Eden Memorial Cemetery, Collingdale, PA

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Operatic contralto

"A voice like yours is heard only once in a hundred years." -- Arturo Toscanini

Father: John Berkeley Anderson (d. 1910)
Mother: Anna (schoolteacher)
Husband: Orpheus H. Fisher (architect, m. 24-Jul-1943)

    High School: South Philadelphia High School for Girls (1921)

    New York Metropolitan Opera Singer (1955-57)
    Spingarn Medal 1939
    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Congressional Gold Medal
    Kennedy Center Honor 1978
    National Medal of Arts 1986

Author of books:
My Lord, What a Morning: An Autobiography (1956, memoir)


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