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Todd Duncan (1903–1998)


Todd Duncan was the original Porgy in the first run of Porgy & Bess, which opened on 10 October 1935 in New York. Prior to that, he obtained a master's degree in voice from Columbia University. He was also Professor of Voice at Howard University in Washington D.C.. He also sang in London, and was the first black artist to appear at the New York ... See full bio »

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Unchained Bill Howard
(1955)
Syncopation Rex Tearbone
(1942)
Great Performances Himself / Porgy
(1998)
(1951)

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 1955 Unchained
Bill Howard
 1942 Syncopation
Rex Tearbone
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 1955 Unchained (performer: "Unchained (Lonely River)")
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 1998 Great Performances (TV Series)
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- Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (1998) ... Himself / Porgy
 1991 Marian Anderson (TV Movie)
Himself
 1987 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- George Gershwin Remembered (1987) ... Himself
 1951 Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.37 (1951) ... Himself
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 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself
- I Got Plenty o' Nuttin': 1929-1942 (2004) ... Himself
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He acted in Pat Wallace and Guy Bolton's play, "The Sun Never Sets," at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London, England with Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Adelaide Hall, Stewart Granger, Henry Oscar, Mackenzie Ward, Frank Cochrane, Shelagh Furley, Wally Patch, and Charles Farrell in the cast. Basil Dean was director. See more »
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His widow died on 15 March 2005, at the age of 108. See more »

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Aquarius

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