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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Grace Bumbry was born on January 4, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for Carmen (1969), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) and Aïda (1977). She was previously married to Andreas Jaeckel.

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Andreas Jaeckel (1963 - 1972) ( divorced)

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Studied voice at Northwestern University.
Opera singer (mezzo-soprano and soprano), she was the first black artist to sing at Bayreuth.
Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Was invited to New Zealand to judge the 2005 Lexus Song Quest (New Zealand's biggest song competition with a prize pool of over $65,000)
One of the five winners of the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors. Other 2009 winners were Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, Dave Brubeck, and Mel Brooks.

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