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Lawrence Tibbett

Lawrence Tibbett

Children: twin sons, Lawrence Jr. and Richard Mackay Tibbett, Michael Edward Tibbett.

He became an overnight sensation at the Metropolitan Opera when he sang the role of Ford in Verdi's "Falstaff".

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

His last name was variously spelled "Tibbet" or "Tibbett." Upon signing his first contract with the Metropolitan Opera, he permanently selected the latter spelling.

His son Richard Mackay Tibbett was born in 1920 (he married in 1951 and had 3 children and 6 granchildren).



Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, in the Whispering Pines section, lot #794.

Is portrayed by Joe Baker in Bugsy (1991).

One of only six actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance. The other five actors are: Orson Welles, Paul Muni, Alan Arkin, James Dean and Montgomery Clift.

Pictured on one of a set of four 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 10 September 1997, celebrating opera singers. Other singers honored in this issue are Lily Pons, Rosa Ponselle, and Richard Tucker.


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