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William Warfield Obit

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William Warfield Obit

William Warfield Obit

William Warfield Obit

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We remember singer, actor and teacher William Warfield, who died Sunday in Chicago of complications after a fall. He was 82 years old. Warfield appeared in stage and screen versions of Showboat. He starred in the touring company of Porgy and Bess, opposite his then-wife Leontyne Price.