Madeline Katz (1966 - 2016)

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Madeline Katz
1966 - 2016
June 12, 1966
Bronx, NYC in Bronx, NY, Bronx County, New York, USA
November 24, 2016
Bronx, NYC
Other Names
Marina Kassova, Madeline Katz Grayson. (Married Tom Grayson) (Deceased)
Madeline Katz was born on June 12, 1966 at Bronx, NYC, Bronx, NY, New York, USA. She is the child of Sol Katz and Sylvia Schure Katz. She died on November 24, 2016 at Bronx, NYC at age 50.
Updated: September 22, 2022
“MY MARINA” © December 5, 2013 - Final Words & Music by Amanda Stevenson, BMI, SGA. [Verse A1] Wait until you meet my . . . sweet Marina And you will see how she can . . . make my day. She’ll greet you with a warm embrace, A rosy glow will light her face, Then you will know why I‘ve been swept away . . . By MY MARINA. MY MARINA. [Bridge] When I heard Marina singing, I found myself at Heaven’s door. Her angel voice was so enchanting, unlike any sound I’ve ever heard before. [Verse A2] No one would believe ↑ how much she loves me. Marina is the answer to my prayers. She always makes me feel sublime, And says, “I love you” all the time. I haven’t felt such happiness in years . . . With MY MARINA. MY MARINA. (Coda) No one would believe ↑ how . . . much she loves me! MY MARINA.
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Madeline Katz
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Madeline Katz
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Marina Kassova, Madeline Katz Grayson. (Married Tom Grayson) (Deceased)
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Madeline Katz was born on at Bronx, NYC in Bronx, NY, Bronx County, New York USA
Madeline Katz died on at Bronx, NYC
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Caucasian. Daughter of Sol and Sylvia Katz.

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Long Island University. Master's Degree.




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Linguist/Translator/Music Teacher/Opera Singer.

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Bel Canto Society Name Madeline Grayson Other Tom Grayson Civil 29 Apr 1993 Collection Bronx County, New York, Divorce and Civil Case Records, 1914-1995

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Amanda S. Stevenson commented on Jan 30, 2017
She was a gifted pianist and an exceptional mezzo-soprano Opera Singer. She also spoke over 10 languages and even sign language too. Her videos are on YOUTUBE as Marina Kassova.
Amanda S. Stevenson commented on Feb 03, 2017
She died of Ovarian Cancer.


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The sound of her singing voice strongly resembled Bruna Castagna’s. Carlo Bergonzi called her “one of today’s few true mezzos”—adding “all the others are short soprano’s”--and sang “Condotta ell’era in ceppi” from Il trovatore with her. She didn’t always light up, but when she did she had a”fuoco sacro” that was intensely moving.--Stefan Zucker

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In 1966, in the year that Madeline Katz was born, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1975, by the time she was only 9 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1980, she was merely 14 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1994, by the time she was 28 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

In 1999, at the age of 33 years old, Madeline was alive when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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