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Jerome Hines (1921–2003)

Thrown out of his high school glee club for singing 'off key'. Before his 21st birthday, he had memorized over 20 operas. Sang all 9 versions of Boris Gudunov including in Russian. In 1962 after performing in Moscow, Krushchev met him back stage with tears in his eyes. Hines learned to speak Russian for his trip. His costume for Gudunov had 3 inch... See full bio »

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Known For

The Voice of Firestone Mephistopheles
The Voice of Firestone Himself / Himself - Guest Bass Soloist / Mephistopholes
Golden Child Captain Sutter
Don Carlo The Grand Inquisitor


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 1980 Don Carlo (TV Movie)
The Grand Inquisitor
 1963 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
- Episode #11.37 (1963) ... Mephistopholes
 1963 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
- Highlights from Gounod's Faust (1963) ... Mephistopheles
 1960 Golden Child (TV Movie)
Captain Sutter
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 1983 The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala (TV Special)
 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Opera Basso
- Episode #11.38 (1971) ... Himself - Opera Basso
 1950-1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Audience Bow / Himself - Bassist / Himself / ...
- Episode #16.10 (1962) ... Himself - Bassist
- Episode #4.10 (1950) ... Himself
- Episode #4.6 (1950) ... Himself - Opera Bass
 1960-1968 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Bass
- Opera: Two to Six (1968) ... Himself
- Concert Hall (1960) ... Himself - Bass
 1960 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Panelist
- Jack Lemmon (2) (1960) ... Himself - Guest Panelist
 1949-1957 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Guest Bass Soloist
- Christmas Program (1957) ... Himself - Guest Bass Soloist
- Episode #5.13 (1953) ... Himself
- Episode #5.4 (1953) ... Himself
- Episode #4.48 (1953) ... Himself
- Episode #4.32 (1953) ... Himself
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Himself - Singer
- Claudette Colbert/Mickey Rooney/Erin O'Brien (1956) ... Himself - Singer
 1956 Igor Cassini's Million Dollar Showcase (TV Series)
Himself - Actor / Voice of Firestone
- Episode #1.17 (1956) ... Himself - Actor / Voice of Firestone
 1954 The George Jessel Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.18 (1954) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Dale Wasserman's musical, "Man of La Mancha," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Bernice Massi in the cast. Rudy Tronto was director and choreographer. Rudolph Bennett was musical director. Howard Bay was scenic and lighting designer. Viola Thomas was costume coordinator. See more »

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6' 6" (1.98 m)

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Personal Quote:

If I am allowed to sing one song in Heaven, it would be Jerusalem. That's how much I love that song.


Jerome Hines is the son of Russell Ray Heinz, a film production manager, 2nd unit director, etc. See more »



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