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Beverly Sills
Birth: May 25, 1929
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2007
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Opera Singer. Considered to be one of the best known opera singers of the 1960s and 1970s, she was renowned for her coloratura roles in operas around the world. Born Belle Miriam Silverman in Brooklyn, she became general manager of the New York City Opera in 1980 after retiring from her singing career. Subsequently, in 1994, became Chairman of Lincoln Center and in 2002, of the Metropolitan Opera. She used her celebrity status to further charity work for the prevention and treatment of birth defects. In 1981, Barnard College awarded her its highest honor, the Barnard Medal of Distinction. She was to be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Although she overcame cancer in 1974, she died of an aggressive form of lung cancer. (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
Family links: 
  Morris Silverman (1896 - 1949)
  Shirley Bahn Silverman (1903 - 1995)
  Peter Bulkeley Greenough (1917 - 2006)*
  Meredith Holden Greenough (1959 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Lung cancer
Sharon Gardens Cemetery
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Memory Garden 3, Lot 320, Grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 41.08192, -73.79309
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Originally Created by: Doug
Record added: Jul 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20236691
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Happy Belated Angel Day Blessings to a wonderful Opera Singer. RIP dear Beverly...always...
- Rosie
 Added: Jul. 20, 2016

- LawBaby
 Added: Jul. 2, 2016
Rest in peace
- Cindy
 Added: Jul. 2, 2016
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