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Gilbert Price

Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 10, 1942
Place of birthNew York City, New York
Date of deathJanuary 2, 1991
Death placeVienna, Austria
OccupationStage, film, television actor

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Gilbert Price (10 September 1942 2 January 1991) was an American singer (baritone) and actor.

Price was one of Langston Hughes's protégés; his first starring role was in Hughes's Jericho-Jim Crow (1964), for which he won a Theatre World Award.

Born in New York City of African-American heritage, he graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1960, where he stood out for both his talent and his gentle, easygoing manner. Price made guest appearances on several television talk and variety shows including Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, and Merv Griffin.

He also sang oratorios, including Leonard Bernstein's Mass. He died in Vienna, Austria in 1991 of accidental asphyxiation.

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