Popular concert singer and actor who performed in the 1952 Western european tour from the opera Porgy and Bess. His open public performing debut at New York’s City Hall resulted in a thirty-five concert agreement using the Australian Broadcasting Company. He made an appearance in the 1951 MGM film edition of Show Sail boat. He was wedded to opera superstar Leontyne Price, however the two divorced in 1972. He sang in the premiere shows of several of Aaron Copland’s musical compositions.