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Rise Stevens


Born - 11 June 1913, New York City, USA
Died - 20 March 2013

Glamorous blonde opera singer (a mezzo-soprano), a big star of the Metropolitan Opera whose most notable film role came opposite Bing Crosby in the Oscar-winning Going My way in 1944. Born Rise Steenberg, her only other movie credits saw her co-star with Nelson Eddy in the 1941 musical The Chocolate Soldier, and provide the voice of Glinda the Good Witch in the feature cartoon Journey Back to Oz (1971), in which Liza Minnelli voiced Dorothy. Married for 62 years to the actor Walter Surovy, who died in 2001, she was the mother of actor Nicolas Surovy. She died just a few months short of her 100th birthday.