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Name:    Bumbry, Grace Melzia
Profession:  Entertainer
Category:  African-American Experience
Born/Started:    1937
Description:    Grace Bumbry, a St. Louis native and Sumner High School graduate, is an internationally acclaimed opera star. In 1954, she sang on Arthur Godfrey┬┤s "Talent Scouts" television program and won a scholarship to Boston University. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1962 and later sang at a gala White House dinner given by President John F. Kennedy.

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