My introduction to Beverly Sills was on the Muppets home video. I remember Fozzie calling her a star of “country and western music”. And that is what, as a kid, I thought she was – a country and western star, with a great voice. Would Fozzie lie?! I think the video is still at my parents’ place. That video was played hundreds and hundreds of times. I remember Ms Sills performed Pigoletto with ‘you-know-who’.
Sadly, Ms Sill lost her battle with cancer. The irony was that it was lung cancer…
“NEW YORK — Beverly Sills, the Brooklyn-born opera diva who was a global icon of can-do American culture with her dazzling voice, bubbly personality and management moxie in the arts world, died Monday of cancer, her manager said. She was 78.”
She was an American treasure – and a gift to the world.
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