Lawrence Tibbett

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Lawrence Tibbett

Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (born November 16, 1896 in Bakersfield , † July 15, 1960 in New York ) was an American opera singer ( baritone ) and film actor .


Lawrence Tibbett was born in Bakersfield, California . At the age of 27, he was signed to the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1923, with which he remained connected until 1948.

One of the signature roles of the Lawrence Tibbett included Simon Boccanegra and Ford in Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi .

In the 1930s, Lawrence Tibbett also appeared as an actor in Hollywood films , for the first time in the operetta adaptation Banditenlied ( The Rogue Song ) after Franz Lehár's love of gypsies .

Lawrence Tibbett died in New York in 1960 as a result of a traffic accident. His grave is in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale , California.


  • 1930: Banditenlied ( The Rogue Song )
  • 1930: New Moon
  • 1931: The Prodigal
  • 1931: The Havana Girl ( The Cuban Love Song )
  • 1935: Metropolitan
  • 1936: Under Your Spell
  • 1951: Armstrong Circle Theater (TV series, 1 episode)

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