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Mark Jollie (1952 - September 9, 1993)

Mark Jollie was a singer, dancer, music teacher, and later financial administrator of the New York City Opera.

Mark Jollie, the financial administrator of the New York City Opera since 1987, died on September 9, 1993, at the New York University Medical Center. He was 41 years old and lived in Manhattan.

Susan Woelzl, the spokeswoman for the New York City Opera, said that the cause was AIDS.

Mr. Jollie was born in Montclair, N.J., and was a graduate of Trenton State College. For the four years before he joined City Opera, he was an administrative assistant to John Crosby, the general director of the Santa Fe Opera. In the mid-1970's, Mr. Jollie taught music at Parsippany High School in New Jersey. From 1976 until 1982, he was a singer, dancer and coordinator in national touring productions of "Oklahoma" and "110 in the Shade."


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For the last several years, he had been on the board of directors of the Community Health Project.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/14/obituaries/mark-jollie-41-dies-a-city-opera-official.html

Further Readings:

The Jollie Name in History
Paperback: 98 pages
Publisher: Ancestry.com (June 15, 2007)
Language: English
ASIN: B000WD7FY4
Amazon: The Jollie Name in History

This book is part of the Our Name in History series, a collection of fascinating facts and statistics, alongside short historical commentary, created to tell the story of previous generations who have shared this name. The information in this book is a compendium of research and data pulled from census records, military records, ships' logs, immigrant and port records, as well as other reputable sources.

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