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American soprano Maria Ewing dead of cancer at 71

She was the mother of the actress Rebecca Hall (married to DL lust object Morgan Spector) by her husband and frequent director Sir Peter Hall.

Famous for doing in Los Angeles and London a Dance of the Seven Veils as Strauss's Salome that ended in total nudity. Her uncertainty about her ethnic background (which turned out to be mixed white and African American) prompted her daughter to direct "Passing."

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by Anonymousreply 19January 24, 2022 1:13 PM

Cancer is the real pandemic for the past 50 years

by Anonymousreply 1January 12, 2022 11:01 PM

She was quite fond of cosmetic surgery, as I recall.

by Anonymousreply 2January 12, 2022 11:03 PM

Has JR commented?

by Anonymousreply 3January 12, 2022 11:06 PM

Im not clear on how she was confused on her ethnic background ? Was she Meagan before Meagan ?

by Anonymousreply 4January 13, 2022 12:16 AM


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by Anonymousreply 5January 13, 2022 12:21 AM

I enjoy her in a 1992 recording of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

RIP dear lady.

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by Anonymousreply 6January 13, 2022 3:06 AM

Ain't you tired, klan granny, ain't you tired, r4?

by Anonymousreply 7January 13, 2022 3:14 AM

Is she black? Then NPR will devote the entire day to her.

by Anonymousreply 8January 13, 2022 3:51 AM

I don’t think she was confused, I think she was…circumspect. I saw her very good and very nekkid Salome in Chicago.

by Anonymousreply 9January 13, 2022 3:48 PM

On Finding Her Roots, it turned out Maria's father who passed as a native American was in fact technically African American though very light-skinned with a lot of European (but no native) blood. Which is surprising as Maria did look black, much more so than somebody like Meghan Markle who is 50% black.

by Anonymousreply 10January 13, 2022 5:01 PM

Why is that surprising? Her father had African African in his blood.

by Anonymousreply 11January 13, 2022 5:18 PM

R11 according to Gates' DNA analysis, he was only 50% African and his wife, Ewing's mother, was white. Whereas Meghan Markle's mother is - I assume - 100% African descent and Meghan doesn't look black at all.

by Anonymousreply 12January 13, 2022 5:23 PM


by Anonymousreply 13January 24, 2022 2:13 AM

She and Hall divorced in 1990 and she never remarried.

by Anonymousreply 14January 24, 2022 2:26 AM

Rebecca Hall is gorgeous. She looks like her mom.

by Anonymousreply 15January 24, 2022 2:59 AM

She does looks like her mom but she isn't gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 16January 24, 2022 3:05 AM

At age 36, Dance of the Seven Veils in then-husband Peter Hall's production of Richard Strauss' "Salome" featured full-frontal nudity and steamed up L.A.'s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the '80s!

by Anonymousreply 17January 24, 2022 5:57 AM

15 - She's horsey, as was her mother. "Gorgeous" and" horsey" have never been intertwined.

by Anonymousreply 18January 24, 2022 1:08 PM

Tell that to Giselle.

by Anonymousreply 19January 24, 2022 1:13 PM
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