Leontyne Price


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Leontyne Price was born on February 10, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi, USA as Mary Leontyne Price. She is an actress, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977) and NBC Television Opera Theatre (1949). She was previously married to William Warfield. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack
(1996)
The Metropolitan Opera Presents Aida / Donna Leonora
(1984-1985)
NBC Television Opera Theatre Donna Anna / Floria Tosca / Madame Lidoine / Pamina
(1955-1960)
(2005)

Filmography

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 1984-1985 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Aida / Donna Leonora
- Aida (1985) ... Aida
- La forza del destino (1984) ... Donna Leonora
 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #14.25 (1961) ... Singer
 1955-1960 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
Donna Anna / Madame Lidoine / Pamina / ...
- Don Giovanni (1960) ... Donna Anna
- Dialogues of the Carmelites (1957) ... Madame Lidoine
- The Magic Flute (1956) ... Pamina
- Tosca (1955) ... Floria Tosca
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Other Works:

In the 1950s she became the first black operatic singer to play leading roles, such as Tosca, on network television. See more »

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1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Spouse:

William Warfield  (divorced)
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Personal Quote:

Once you get on stage, everything is right. I feel the most beautiful, complete, fulfilled. I think that's why, in the case of noncompromising career women, parts of our personal lives don't work out. One person can't give you the feeling that thousands of people give you. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1985 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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