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Grace Bumbry

Born January 4, 1937

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Grace Bumbry Marker
Inscription.  Grace Ann Bumbry grew up at 1703 Goode Ave. in St. Louis. She joined the Union Memorial Methodist Church's choir at eleven, and sang at Sumner High School. She was a 1954 winner on the "Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts." After her concert debut in London in 1959. Bumbry debuted with the Paris Opera the next year. In 1961 Richard Wagner's Grandson featured her in Beyreuth, Germany's Wagner Festival. The first black to sing there, Bumbry was an international sensation and won the Wagner Medal. A mezzo-soprano who also successfully sang the soprano repertoire, Gracy Bumbry recorded on four labels and sang in concerts worldwide.
 
Erected 1992 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.354′ N, 90° 18.199′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6319 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Pierre Laclede (here, next to this marker); Eugene Field (a few steps from this marker); Harry Caray (a few steps from this marker); Betty Grable (a few steps from this marker); Henry Shaw (a few steps from this marker); Bob Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Barry Commoner (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rockettes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Also see . . .  Grace Bumbry - Carmen - La Habanera (YouTube, 4.5 min.). (Submitted on October 15, 2018.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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