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 Richard Tucker

Richard Tucker

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 8 Jan 1975 (aged 61)
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Burial Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Spinoza/Schwersenz Society: Block A, Section 2, Line 10 Rear, Grave 2
Memorial ID 1045 · View Source
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Opera Singer. He was born Rivn (Rubin) Ticker and was regarded as one of America's greatest tenor opera singers. He began singing secular songs on a radio program in Manhattan in the 1930s and accepted a prestigious post as Chazan at the Brooklyn Jewish Centre in 1943. For the next three decades he continued singing on the radio, toured performing in the most renowned opera houses and made many Cantorial recordings. When he died, a funeral service was held for him on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. The service ended with the stage bare, except for Tucker's coffin, as the curtain came down on him for the final time.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1045
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Tucker (28 Aug 1913–8 Jan 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1045, citing Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .