Marian Anderson, Prima Donna Assoluta

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Photos, covers, and posters from the life and career of contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993), who was described by conductor Arturo Toscanini as "a voice one hears once in a hundred years." Singer and activist, Anderson left a legacy for singers, especially African Americans, to aspire.

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Marian Anderson ca. William H. Johnson, Unidentified recto: tempera on paper verso: tempera, pencil and metallic gold paint on paper sheet recto and verso: 37 x 20 in. x cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Harmon Foundation William H Johnson, Henry Johnson, African American Artist, American Artists, African Art, Black History, Art History, Marian Anderson, Harlem Renaissance Artists

Marian Anderson #1

Marian Anderson #1 by William H. Johnson. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

A beautiful photo. "Marian Anderson and her Finn accompanist Kosti Vehanen faculty member at Sibelius Institute, Helsinki, Finland, and a colleague of composer Jean Sibelius. Photo was taken aboard the "Ile de France" in Marian Anderson, Secrets Of The Universe, Upcoming Films, Opera Singers, Historical Pictures, African American Women, Black People, Vintage Black, Vintage Photos

Marian Anderson and her accompanist Kosti Vehanen (1887-1957), faculty member at Sibelius Institute, Helsinki, Finland, and a colleague of composer Jean Sibelius. Photo was taken aboard the "Ile de France" in 1935

View of singer Josephine Baker greeting Marian Anderson at the Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt in New York, New York. Harold Jackman on far left. Stamped on back: “Photo by Cecil Layne. Marian Anderson, Josephine Baker, History Facts, Pop Music, Black History, Literature, Dancer, Roosevelt, African

View of singer Josephine Baker greeting Marian Anderson at the Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt in New York, New York. Harold Jackman on far left. Stamped on back: "Photo by Cecil Layne." Handwritten on back: "Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Harold Jackman, extreme left, Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt, New York City, Feb. 12, 1960."

Marian Anderson Painter: Evertt Raymond Kinstler x 1990 The Harvard Club, New York City Oil Portrait, Female Portrait, Painting Of Girl, Painting & Drawing, Marian Anderson, American Illustration, Black Actors, Opera Singers, Easy Paintings

Marian Anderson Painter: Evertt Raymond Kinstler 20″ x 24″ 1990 The Harvard Club, New York City

Marian Anderson & Roberta Peters received honorary degrees from Ithaca College, 1968 Marian Anderson, Ithaca College, Leaving A Legacy, A Hundred Years, Black Actors, Opera Singers, Conductors, The Voice, African

Marian Anderson and Roberta Peters received honorary degrees from Ithaca College, 1968

Portrait of Marian Anderson by Yousuf Karsh, Photograph, 1945 Famous Photographers, Portrait Photographers, Ashley Model, Marian Anderson, Yousuf Karsh, National Portrait Gallery, Opera Singers, Black And White Portraits, Road Trip Usa

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A 1949 "Newsweek" cover story about Marian Anderson said the singer had become “an international figure in the long struggle” for race relations in the U. and abroad Marian Anderson, African American Women, African Americans, Leaving A Legacy, A Hundred Years, Past Present Future, Civil Rights Movement, April 25, Opera Singers

Who is Marian Anderson, the woman on the new $5 bill?

A 1949 "Newsweek" cover story about Marian Anderson said the singer had become “an international figure in the long struggle” for race relations in the U.S. and abroad

Find the location of Loretta Young's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, read a biography, see related stars and browse a map of important places in their career. Hollywood Star Walk, Hollywood Boulevard, Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Britney Spears, Marian Anderson, Colleen Moore, Loretta Young, Carmen Miranda

Marian Anderson

Born Feb. 17, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA. Died April 8, 1993 of stroke-related in Portland, OR

View of contralto Marian Anderson standing onstage with Metropolitan Opera general manager Rudolf Bing. Printed on front: "Sedge LeBlang." Stamped on back: "Sedge LeBlang, photographer for the Metropolitan Opera, 147 West 39th St., N.Y. 18, N.Y. PE. 6-8640." Handwritten on back: "Rudolf Bing, Metropolitan general manager, with Marian Anderson after signing of Met contract, Oct. 7, 1954." Marian Anderson, Leaving A Legacy, A Hundred Years, Metropolitan Opera, My Lord, Conductors, African, Singer, Printed

View of contralto Marian Anderson standing onstage with Metropolitan Opera general manager Rudolf Bing. Printed on front: "Sedge LeBlang." Stamped on back: "Sedge LeBlang, photographer for the Metropolitan Opera, 147 West 39th St., N.Y. 18, N.Y. PE. 6-8640." Handwritten on back: "Rudolf Bing, Metropolitan general manager, with Marian Anderson after signing of Met contract, Oct. 7, 1954."

Marian Anderson with bass-baritone Paul Robeson during dinner in Anderson's honor, New York, 1939 (from "The Whole World in His Hands: A Pictorial Biography of Paul Robeson" by Susan Robeson) Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Marian Anderson, Leaving A Legacy, A Hundred Years, Performing Arts, Biography, Bass, Stage

Marian Anderson Biography

Marian Anderson with bass-baritone Paul Robeson during dinner in Anderson's honor, New York, 1939 (from "The Whole World in His Hands: A Pictorial Biography of Paul Robeson" by Susan Robeson)

Marian Anderson and her AKA Sorority Sisters Orleans, LA) HERStory! The photo was taken at the home of Dr. Kriege of St. Charles Avenue on Monday night, 06 May after the internationally acclaimed vocalist, Marian Anderson, held h Aka Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Sorority Sisters, Sorority Life, Black Is Beautiful, Pretty In Pink, Pretty Girls, Marian Anderson, French Creole

Marian Anderson with Sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. of New Orleans. Photo taken June, 1940

Label for first spiritual recorded by Marian Anderson; "Deep River," by H. Burleigh, recorded 1923 on Victor with orchestra Jukebox, Marian Anderson, Jack B, Jazz Dance, Library Of Congress, Potpourri, Orchestra, Spirituality, Songs

THE SPIRITUALS DATABASE

Label for first spiritual recorded by Marian Anderson; "Deep River," by H. T. Burleigh, recorded 1923 on Victor 19227, with orchestra