Celebrities Who Attended Juilliard

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  • Wendell Pierce
  • Sara Ramirez
  • Leontyne Price
  • Miles Davis
  • Stephanie Mills
  • Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley
  • Viola Davis
  • Nicole Beharie
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Keith David
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Eriq La Salle
  • Robin Williams
  • Ving Rhames

Leontyne Price

The opera singer, hailing from Laurel, Mississippi, entered Juilliard in 1949, a time when there weren't tons of opportunities for Black girls from down South to get an education. During the four years at Juilliard, Price studied singing, learned stage presence, acting and makeup. She was noticed by a famous composer of the day while performing in a school musical, and that's what landed her first professional gig.

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