Avon Long

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American Broadway actor and singer (June 18, 1910 – February 15, 1984).

Long performed in a number of Broadway shows, including Black Rhythm (1939), Porgy and Bess (as Sportin' Life in the 1942 revival), and Beggar's Holiday (1946). He was a featured singer and dancer in the Cotton Club (New York) in 1934. Lena Horne credits him with bringing her out of the chorus and into the spotlight. Long and Lena Horne co-introduced the Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler composition "As Long As I Live" in Cotton Club Parade (1934). He reprised his role of Sportin' Life in the 1951 Columbia Masterworks recording of Porgy and Bess. He also co-starred with Thelma Carpenter in the 1952 revival of Shuffle Along, which they recorded for RCA Victor. Long received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) in 1973, for the role of Dave in Don't Play Us Cheap. He originated the role of John in Bubbling Brown Sugar on Broadway in 1976. He also appeared in a number of films and television shows.
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Avon Long - Porgy & Bess album art Lehman Engel, Lawrence Winters, Camilla Williams, Inez Matthews, Warren Coleman, Avon Long Lehman Engel, Lawrence Winters, Camilla Williams, Inez Matthews, Warren Coleman, Avon Long - Porgy & Bess (Album) Columbia US 1951 Sell This Version
LPM-3154, LPM 3154 Avon Long - Songs From Blackbirds / Songs From Shuffle Along album art Cab Calloway - Thelma Carpenter, Avon Long - Thelma Carpenter Cab Calloway - Thelma Carpenter, Avon Long - Thelma Carpenter - Songs From Blackbirds / Songs From Shuffle Along(10") RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-3154, LPM 3154 US 1953 Sell This Version
MH2K 63322, MH2K 63322 Cover Avon Long - Porgy & Bess album art George Gershwin / Lawrence WintersCamilla WilliamsInez MatthewsWarren ColemanAvon Long George Gershwin / Lawrence WintersCamilla WilliamsInez MatthewsWarren ColemanAvon Long - Porgy & Bess(2xCD, RM + Box) Sony Classical, Masterworks Heritage MH2K 63322, MH2K 63322 Cover US 1998 Sell This Version
S06.600R Avon Long - Porgy And Bess album art Camilla Williams, Lawrence Winters, Inez Matthews, Warren Coleman, Avon Long Camilla Williams, Lawrence Winters, Inez Matthews, Warren Coleman, Avon Long - Porgy And Bess(10", Album, Mono) Philips S06.600R France Unknown Sell This Version
Avon Long - Porgy and Bess album art Avon Long, Margaret Tynes, LeVern Hutcherson Avon Long, Margaret Tynes, LeVern Hutcherson - Porgy and Bess (Album) Design Compatible Fidelity, Design Compatible Fidelity US Unknown Sell This Version
A-351 Avon Long - Porgy And Bess Song Hits album art Leo Reisman And His Orchestra, Avon Long, Helen Dowdy Leo Reisman And His Orchestra, Avon Long, Helen Dowdy - Porgy And Bess Song Hits(3xShellac, 10", Album) Decca A-351 US Unknown Sell This Version
NBL 5016/17/18 Avon Long - Porgy & Bess album art George Gershwin / Lawrence WintersCamilla WilliamsInez MatthewsWarren ColemanAvon Long George Gershwin / Lawrence WintersCamilla WilliamsInez MatthewsWarren ColemanAvon Long - Porgy & Bess(3xLP, Album, Aut + Box) Philips NBL 5016/17/18 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Avon Long - Songs From Shuffle Along album art Avon Long - Thelma Carpenter Avon Long - Thelma Carpenter - Songs From Shuffle Along (EP) RCA Victor US 1953 Sell This Version
EPA 483, EPA-483 Cab Calloway - Thelma Carpenter, Avon Long - Thelma Carpenter Cab Calloway - Thelma Carpenter, Avon Long - Thelma Carpenter - Songs From Blackbirds / Songs From Shuffle Along(7", EP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor EPA 483, EPA-483 Canada 1953 Sell This Version
409516 NE Avon Long - Porgy And Bess album art June McMechen, Camilla Williams, Lawrence Winters, Avon Long, George Gershwin June McMechen, Camilla Williams, Lawrence Winters, Avon Long, George Gershwin - Porgy And Bess(7", EP, Single) Philips 409516 NE Germany Unknown Sell This Version
409 516 NE Avon Long - Porgy And Bess album art June McMechen, Camilla Williams, Avon Long, Lehmann Engel Und Sein Orchester* June McMechen, Camilla Williams, Avon Long, Lehmann Engel Und Sein Orchester* - Porgy And Bess(7", EP) Philips 409 516 NE Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CO 49156 Avon Long - Summertime / It Ain't Necessarily So album art June McMechen, Avon Long With Chorus And Orchestra* June McMechen, Avon Long With Chorus And Orchestra* - Summertime / It Ain't Necessarily So(10", Promo) Columbia CO 49156 US Unknown Sell This Version

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