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Miller, Moishe (Merrill, Robert)

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Born: 1917 AD
Died: 2004 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer

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1917 - Born on June 4th in Brooklyn, New York. An American opera singer.

1945-1975 - Employed his powerful, precise baritone voice for some 31 seasons at New York City's Metropolitan Opera, where he was especially noted for his performances in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi.

         - Besides being hailed for filling such roles as Germont in La traviata and the title role in Rigoletto, however, he also was renowned for his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which for many years was a season-opening tradition at Yankee Stadium.

1993 - Merrill was honored with the National Medal of Arts.

2004 - Died on October 23rd in New Rochelle, New York.

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