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October 25, 2004

A Cappella Trivia

"Porgy and Bess" hit the silver screen in 1959 as a major motion picture directed by Otto Preminger and starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge. Neither actor had the singing voice for the role, so musical performances were dubbed by Robert McFerrin -- father of pop vocalist Bobby McFerrin -- and Adele Addison. Other famous entertainers in the film included Sammy Davis Jr. as Sportin' Life, Pearl Bailey as Maria and Diahann Carroll as Clara

Posted by acapnews at October 25, 2004 9:43 PM