Kathleen Battle

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Birthday
13, 1948
Birthplace
Portsmouth, OH
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
13, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Portsmouth, OH

About

Lyric soprano who was one of the most well-known African American opera singers from the 1970s to the early 1990s.

Before Fame

She was working as a sixth grade music teacher when she earned her first major choir solo.

Trivia

She won a 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Classical Music.

Family Life

She grew up in Porstmouth, Ohio with six older siblings.

Associated With

She joined Ella Fitzgerald as a member of the NAACP Hall of Fame in 1999.