Posted at 10:05 AM on March 16, 2009
by Rex Levang
It's being reported that Anne Wiggins Brown, the original Bess in Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," has died at age 96. That first production took place in 1935.
Brown married a Norwegian skier in 1948, settled in that country, and died in Oslo last Friday. English-language obituaries haven't appeared yet, though they're bound to. But here's one in Norwegian, for those who can read it.