Anne Brown

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Birthday
9, 1912
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Mar 13, 2009 (96)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1912
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Mar 13, 2009 (96)

About

Actress and singer who originated the role of Bess in the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. Her later Broadway credits include roles in Mamba's Daughters and Pins and Needles.

Before Fame

She attended New York's Juilliard School, becoming the first African-American vocalist to do so.

Trivia

In 1998, she received the Peabody Institute's George Peabody Medal.

Family Life

She was born in Maryland to Harry Brown and Mary Allen Wiggins. She later settled in Norway.

Associated With

She starred in George Gershwin's famous opera Porgy and Bess.