Marian Elinda-Blanc Anderson (1897 - 1993)

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Death: Died in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Cause of death: Heart failure
Occupation: American singer (contralto)
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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Marian Anderson b. February 27, 1897 d. April 8, 1993

Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European opera companies, Anderson declined, as she had no training in acting. She preferred to perform in concert and recital only. She did, however, perform opera arias within her concerts and recitals. She made many recordings that reflected her broad performance repertoire of everything from concert literature to lieder to opera to traditional American songs and spirituals

Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century.


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YouTube: Marian Anderson Sings at Lincoln Memorial

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Marian Elinda-Blanc Anderson's Timeline

February 27, 1897
July 17, 1943
Age 46
Bethel, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
April 8, 1993
Age 96
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Collingdale, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States