Nell Rankin (Mezzo-Soprano)
Born: 3rd January 1924, Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Died: 13th January 2005, New York, New York, USA
Nell Rankin was an American operatic mezzo-soprano. Though a successful opera singer internationally, she spent most of her career at the Metropolitan Opera, where she worked from 1951 to 1976. She was particularly admired for her portrayals of Amneris in Verdi's Aida and the title role in Bizet's Carmen.