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Marian Anderson

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Birthday
27, 1897
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
DEATH DATE
Apr 8, 1993 (96)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1897
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
DEATH DATE
Apr 8, 1993 (96)

About

Award-winning contralto opera and spiritual singer who was a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The Marian Anderson Award was founded in her honor to help young singers.

Before Fame

With no musical training, she relied heavily on her church choir. She entertained the troops during the Korean War.

Trivia

She was an active supporter of the civil rights movement, participating in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Family Life

She married Orpheus H. Fisher on July 17, 1943.

Associated With

Anderson inspired many artists, including Leontyne Price.