Duncan, Todd

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Duncan was an African American baritone singer who originated the role of Porgy in George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess. Duncan toured until 1965 and acted in two films, Syncopation and Unchained. In retirement he gave private vocal instructions.

From the description of Todd Duncan papers, 1912-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 693782612

American baritone.

From the description of An oral history interview with Todd Duncan / conducted by Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, Washington, DC, 1991 May 2 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122574742

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creatorOf Bodanya, Natalie. Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection [sound recording] New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Mamoulian, Rouben. Rouben Mamoulian papers, 1740-1987 (bulk 1906-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wachsman, Robert A. Papers, [ca. 1933-ca. 1942]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Duncan, Todd. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Cesana, Otto, 1899-1980. [Collection of nine issues of Musical digest containing articles on African American music, musicians, and jazz]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Wagner, Frederick,. Frederick Wagner autograph collection, 1917-1961. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bodanya, Natalie. Let's go to the opera [sound recording], 1946. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lawrence, William, 1895-1981. William Lawrence papers, ca. 1919-1988. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Duncan, Todd. Todd Duncan papers, 1912-1998. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Duncan, Todd,. An oral history interview with Todd Duncan / conducted by Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, Washington, DC, 1991 May 2 : recording and transcript. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
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associatedWith Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. person
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. person
associatedWith Lawrence, William, 1895-1981. person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. person
associatedWith Mamoulian, Rouben. person
associatedWith Matthews, Inez. person
associatedWith Paton, Alan. person
associatedWith Sherry, Peggy Meyer, person
associatedWith Wachsman, Robert A. person
associatedWith Wagner, Frederick, person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
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African Americans--Music
Baritones (Singers)
African American theater
Musical theater
African American actors
African American singers
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Performer
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