Beverly Sills Has Sung

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Sills at Lincoln Center's "Thank You, Beverly!" galain 2003. Photo: Getty Images

Beverly Sills, the Brooklyn gal born Belle Silverman, died of cancer yesterday at 78. She was a quintessentially American diva — a quintessentially New York diva, even — who bridged the high and low worlds of grand opera and American pop culture as a charismatic broad who could get things done. New York's Christopher Bonanos offers an appreciation at Vulture.

Beverly Sills Dies at 78 [Vulture]