Date of Birth:
22 January 1920
William Warfield played in 1 movies in the Drama, Musical, Romance genres.
William Warfield got succeed with average imdb rating 7.
He became almost as identified with the song "Ol' Man River" as Paul Robeson had a generation earlier, and starred with Leontyne Price and Cab Calloway in a European tour of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess". This "Porgy and Bess" played to sold-out houses all over Europe. It was performed to huge acclaim in Russia during the early days of the Cold War, and was the first American opera production to ever play Milan's La Scala Opera House. It wound up its tour on Broadway in 1953 (without Warfield, who... Read more