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Jessye Norman (1945–2019)


Jessye Norman was born on September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, USA as Jessye Mae Norman. She was an actress, known for Wild at Heart (1990), The Hours (2002) and Choke (2008). She died on September 30, 2019 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Wild at Heart Soundtrack
(1990)
The Hours Soundtrack
(2002)
Choke Soundtrack
(2008)
Restless City Soundtrack
(2011)

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 2009 Verdi: Requiem (TV Movie)
Soprano
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Thunder Mountain Woman
- Rip Van Winkle (2000) ... Thunder Mountain Woman (voice)
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Jocasta
- Oedipus Rex (1993) ... Jocasta
 1990 Die Walküre (TV Movie)
Sieglinde
 1983-1988 Great Performances at the Met (TV Series)
Ariadne / Primadonna / Madame Lidoine / ...
- Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) ... Ariadne / Primadonna
- Dialogues des Carmélites (1987) ... Madame Lidoine
- Les Troyens (1983) ... Cassandre
 1979 Grâce à la musique (TV Series)
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There is a lot of propaganda about opera singers not being able to act. That's not necessarily true and hasn't been true for a long time. And certainly, there are those instances when singers were told they need to fit into a certain size dress. Of course, women. Men? They just make the costumes bigger. See more »

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She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts on February 25, 2010 at the White House in Washington D.C. for her services and contributions to music. See more »

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Virgo

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