Pons, Lily

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Pons, Lily [ Alice Joséphine] (b Draguignan, nr. Cannes, 1898; d Dallas, 1976). Fr.-born soprano (Amer. cit. 1940). Opera début, Mulhouse 1928 as Lakmé. Recommended to Gatti-Casazza of NY Met where she made début as Lucia di Lammermoor in 1931, singing there for 28 seasons. CG 1935. Made several films.