(Gershwin: Porgy and Bess). Bass‐bar. A crippled resident of Catfish Row. He gives a home to Bess when she is deserted by Crown and falls in love with her. When Crown tries to reclaim her, Porgy kills him. All the other residents refuse to give evidence against him and the police release him. By this time Bess has left for New York. He determines to find her. Arias: I got plenty o’ nuttin’; Bess, you is my woman now; Oh Lord, I'm on my way. Created (1935) by Todd Duncan.