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Thomas Bowers (ca. 1826–1885), also known as "The Colored Mario", was an African American concert artist. His title was due to the vocal similarity of his voice to Giovanni Mario, an Italian opera singer. Bowers toured with Elizabeth Greenfield in 1854 under the management of Colonel J.H. Wood. He was a teacher as well as a career soloist. He is the brother of professional singer Sarah Sedgewick Bowers, "the Colored Nightingale".

A fictionalized version of Thomas Bowers was portrayed by actor William Marshall in a 1964 episode of Bonanza entitled Enter Thomas Bowers.


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