Tally Brown

Tally Brown was a singer and actress who also appeared in early works by Andy Warhol. She and Ruth Greenfield founded the Fine Arts Conservatory in Miami in 1951, noted as one of the first arts schools to educate students from different racial backgrounds. Brown was born in New York, and studied at Julliard. After she met Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood in 1947, she turned to musical forms of blues and jazz. In the 1960s and 1970s, she was a regular in New York’s underground performance scene. In 1980, Rosa von Praunheim produced a documentary about her life entitled, “Tally Brown, New York.”