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us: Brice, Carol, 1918-1985



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    • us: Brice, Carrie Lovette, 1916-1985
    • us: Carey, Carol, 1916-1985
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    • found: Gershwin, G. Porgy and Bess [SR] 1977: labels (Carol Brice) insert (singing role of Maria; native of Indianapolis; member of voice faculty, U. of Oklahoma)
    • found: New Grove dict. of Am. music (Brice, Carol (Lovette Hawkins), contralto; b. 4-16-18, Sedalia, NC; d. 2-15-85, Norman, OK; married to baritone Thomas Carey)
    • found: Letter from Jeannette Thompson, Tulane U., 4-17-91 (Name on birth certificate in the singer's Papers, Amistad Research Center: Carrie Lovette Brice; b. 4-15-16, Indianapolis; Register of papers: Carol Lovette Brice; b. 4-16-16)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 28, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Brice, Carol Lovette; opera company manager, opera singer; born in Sedalia, North Carolina, United States 16 April 1918; completed Palmer Memorial Institute Junior College (1935); earned a bachelor of music degree from Talladega College in Alabama; in 1939 received wide acclaim when she performed with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the musical The Hot Mikado; in January 1941 sang at the third inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; was the first black singer to earn the prestigious Naumberg Foundation Award for young performers (1943); formed a trio with her brothers - the Brice Trio (1958); was a member of the Vienna Volksoper (1967-1971); honored as the outstanding "Negro woman musician" by the National Council of Negro Women; was presented the Emancipation Proclamation Award by the National Association of Negro Musicians (1963); founded the Cimarron Circuit Opera Company (1977); died 15 February 1985 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States )
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