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01:15 am - RIP Beverly Sills
Godspeed.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070703/music_nm/sills_dc

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From:pinkstiletto510
Date:July 3rd, 2007 07:55 am (UTC)
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RIP Bubbles


Opera legend Beverly Sills has died at 78
Brooklyn-born diva was global icon of can-do American culture
BREAKING NEWS
The Associated Press
Updated: 9:29 p.m. ET July 2, 2007
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.

It had been revealed just last month that Sills was gravely ill with inoperable lung cancer.

Beyond the music world, Sills gained fans worldwide with a style that matched her childhood nickname, Bubbles. The relaxed, red-haired diva appeared frequently on “The Tonight Show,” “The Muppet Show” and in televised performances with her friend Carol Burnett.

Together, they did a show from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera called “Sills and Burnett at the Met,” singing rip-roaring duets with funny one-liners thrown in.

Long after the public stopped hearing her sing in 1980, Sills’ rich, infectious laughter filled the nation’s living rooms as she hosted live TV broadcasts. As recently as last season, she conducted backstage interviews for the Metropolitan Opera’s high definition movie theater performances.

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URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19572218/


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From:reconditarmonia
Date:July 3rd, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
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she died????? woe!!! :( I always liked her - never heard her sing except on recordings, but she was lovely on Met radio duing intermissions.
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From:pink_oleander55
Date:July 28th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)

Bubbles in Heaven

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I can't believe she's gone. She was a Diva's Diva, and had the voice to back it up. She made it look fun and easy.

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