Portrait photograph of Carol Brice. Carol Brice, Carl Van Vechten.

Portrait photograph of Carol Brice.

New York: April 10, 1947.

1 vols. Apx. 14 x 10 inches. 1/8 inch scratch, else Fine Item #56149

"The black American contralto, Carol Brice (Lovette Hawkins), 1918-1985, received training at Palmer Memorial Institute in Sedalia, at Talageda College in Alabama (Bachelor of Music, 1939), and from Francis Rogers at the Juilliard School of Music in New York (1939-1943).

Carol Brice first attracted attention when she sang in The Hot Mikado at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. She was also chosen to sing at a concert for President Roosevelt’s 3rd inauguration in 1941 and was the first black American to win the Naumburg Award (1943). Among her many stage roles were Addie in Regina, Maude in Finian’s Rainbow, Maria in Porgy and Bess, Queenie in Showboat and Harriet Tubman in Gentlemen, be seated"

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