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About Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson was an American classical singer. A contralto, she performed genres such as opera and spirituals and appeared in popular concerts with reputable orchestras across the United States and Europe from the mid-1920s to the mid-1960s.
She was thrown into the international limelight when the Daughters of American Revolution tried to prevent her from performing to a racially-integrated audience in 1939. It became a historical moment when, with the help of then-First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, she sang in front of over 75,000 integrated audiences on 9 April 1939.
She was the daughter of Annie Delilah Rucker and John Berkley Anderson. Her 43-year-old marriage to Orpheus H. Fisher ended in 1986, with his death. She did not have any biological children.
She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Arts, Congressional Gold Medal and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
She died aged 96 from congestive heart failure on 8 April 1993.
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Famous quotes by Marian Anderson
A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.Marian Anderson
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.Marian Anderson
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.Marian Anderson
None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.Marian Anderson
When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether.Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson's Popularity
Marian Anderson was a famous American singer, who was born on February 27, 1897. As a person born on this date, Marian Anderson is listed in our database as the 22nd most popular celebrity for the day (February 27) and the 10th most popular for the year (1897).
People born on February 27 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Marian Anderson is the 808th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Marian Anderson's birthday, Marian Anderson is the 6507th most famous American and ranks 55th in famous people born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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