Virginia Capers
Virginia Capers

Virginia Capers

(1925-2004). And the “Tony Award” goes to… Virginia for her performance in the musical, “Raisin” in 1974, based on “A Raisin in the Sun”. Born Eliza Virginia Capers, this veteran singer and actress appeared in countless Hollywood films, TV shows and Broadway productions. She studied voice at the Juilliard School and performed in Yiddish theater. “I did a lot of radio with [band leader Abe] Lyman. Then Abe took me on some band dates in the Bronx. There stood yours truly. The people who thought I was a nice Jewish girl got the shock of their lives.”

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