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Shirley Verrett (1931–2010)

Shirley Verrett was born on May 31, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), Macbeth (1987) and Cavalleria rusticana (1990). She was married to Louis LoMonaco and James Carter. She died on November 5, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. See full bio »

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Life Is Beautiful Soundtrack
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 1990 Cavalleria rusticana (TV Movie)
 1990 Maggio musicale
 1988 L'africaine (TV Movie)
 1987/I Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
 1984 Moïse (TV Movie)
 1981/II Samson et Dalila (TV Movie)
 1981/I Samson et Dalila (TV Movie)
 1978 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Floria Tosca
- Tosca (1978) ... Floria Tosca
 1978 Un ballo in maschera (TV Movie)
 1976 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Lady Macbeth
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She played Cassandra in Part I and Dido in Part II in Berlioz's opera, "Troyens," in an Metropolitan Opera production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City with Jon Vickers (played Aeneas) and Christa Ludwig (originally cast to play Dido). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Shirley Verrett-Carter

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She was one of five children born in New Orleans, Louisiana to strict Seventh Day Adventist parents. Her father moved the family to Los Angeles, California where she was raised. See more »

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