|born on||8 January 1923 at 15:48 (= 3:48 PM )|
|Place||Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||17°37' 02°50 Asc. 08°33'|
American singer who began a career as a biologist until detoured by army service. Postwar he began singing on a Chicago radio station. Finding this to be his true direction, he began formal voice training in Italy. His debut at La Scala brought rave revues and at the New York Met he received huge ovations. In 1958 he was the singing voice of actor Rossano Brazzi in the movie version of the popular musical "South Pacific." His repertoire included more than 100 bass-baritone roles. In 1991 he became a professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and later a professor emeritus.
He suffered a fatal heart attack on May 30, 2011 in Bloomington, IN.
- Work : Gain social status 1955 (debut at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City)
- Work : Retired 1975 (Last performance in live opera)
- Work : New Career 1991 (Teaching at Indiana University)
Cook quotes him in Leek magazine 5/1942
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Over a hundred roles)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Secondary)
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection