Marian Anderson
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Born: February 17, 1902

Died: August 8, 1993 (aged 91)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Musician

Bio: Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty. Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965.

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