Gilbert Price (September 10, 1942 – January 2, 1991) was an American singer ( baritone) and actor.
Price was a
protégé of Langston Hughes. A life member of [1 ] The Actors Studio, Price's first leading role was [2 ] off-Broadway in Hughes' (1964), for which he won a Jerico-Jim Crow Theatre World Award. Hughes seemed to fall in love with Price. [3 ] Unpublished love poems by Hughes were addressed to a man he called "Beauty," thought to refer to Price. [4 ] [1 ] [5 ]
New York City of African-American heritage, he graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1960, where he stood out for both his talent and gentle, easygoing manner. Price made guest appearances on several television talk and variety shows including [3 ] , The Ed Sullivan Show Red Skelton, and . The Merv Griffin Show [6 ]
Price also sang
oratorios, including Leonard Bernstein's Mass (1971). He died in Vienna, Austria in 1991 of accidental asphyxiation. [1 ]
Price was nominated for three
Tony Awards: [7 ]
Other works [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c "Gilbert Price collection, 1965-1991.". New York Public Library archive . Retrieved June 11, 2012.
^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 279. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
^ a b "Gilbert Price, 48, Broadway Baritone". . January 8, 1991 The New York Times . Retrieved June 11, 2012.
^ Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes: 1941-1967, I dream a world. Vol.2. p.373. , 1988. Retrieved June 11, 2012. New York: Oxford University Press
^ "Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) Poet". University of Illinois at Springfield . Retrieved June 11, 2012.
^ "Ed Sullivan Show performance: I've Gotta be Me!". YouTube . Retrieved June 11, 2012.
^ "Gilbert Price Tony Awards Info - Browse by Nominee". broadwayworld.com . Retrieved June 11, 2012.
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