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Beverly Sills Has Sung

Beverly Sills, the Brooklyn gal born Belle Silverman, died of cancer yesterday at 78. She was a quintessentially American diva — a quin- tessentially 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]

Beverly Sills Dies at 78

The former Belle Silverman was an impossibly charming public figure who (one got the sense) could shout down an obnoxious cabbie if need be, then go straight to the stage and start trilling.