McCracken, James

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McCracken, James Gender: M
McCracken, James Eugene
born on 16 December 1926 at 04:12 (= 04:12 AM )
Place Gary, Indiana, 41n36, 87w21
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°42' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°00 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 16°48'


American singer, a dramatic tenor in opera. Having a 52 inch (132 cm) chest allowed him to deliver a powerful, rich and exact tone. He was heavy his entire life, even as a boy when he began singing in school, and he reached 270 lb (122 kg) as an adult.

After serving in the Navy, McCracken began to gain opera experience with short roles at the Met when his career took off dramatically. By 1963, he was a triumph.

In 1954, he married mezzo-soprano Sandra Warfield.

McCracken died on 29 April 1988 after having two strokes. At the time of his death The New York Times stated that McCracken was "the most successful dramatic tenor yet produced by the United States and a pillar of the Metropolitan Opera during the 1960s and 1970s."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1954 (To mezzo-soprano Sandra Warfield)
  • Death by Disease 29 April 1988 (After two strokes, age 61)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.

Previously this entry had 3:30 AM (rated A): Cook quotes him in Leek's magazine 5/1972.


  • Traits : Body : Size (Chest of 52 in/ 132 cm)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (270 lb/ 122 kg)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Sandra Warfield, 1954-1988)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Sandra Warfield)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Tenor)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection