Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza

Highest Rated: 57% The Student Prince (1954)

Lowest Rated: 57% The Student Prince (1954)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1921

Birthplace: Not Available

Powerful tenor Mario Lanza (born Alfred Coccozza) studied singing from childhood, and in 1942 gained an audition with conductor Serge Koussevitzky; as a result, he won a scholarship and appeared at the Berkshire Summer Festival in Tanglewood. He was soon signed to a concert tour contract by Columbia, but the tour was interrupted by his World War II service. After his discharge, MGM signed him to a film contract and he starred in a number of tailor-made musical vehicles, beginning with That Midnight Kiss (1949). For several years he was greatly popular; his muscular appearance and powerful voice won many fans, and his rise was rapid. However, personal problems and his struggle with obesity led to a dramatic, quick decline in his career. By the late-'50s he was appearing only in minor films. He died at 38 from a heart attack.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything Actor 2017
No Score Yet Serenade Damon Vincente 2000
No Score Yet Mario Lanza: The American Caruso Actor 1986
No Score Yet Mario Lanza: An American Caruso Actor 1983
No Score Yet For the First Time Tonio Costa 1959
No Score Yet The Seven Hills of Rome Marc Revere 1958
No Score Yet Mario Lanza Actor 1954
57% The Student Prince Prince Karl (singing) 1954
No Score Yet Because You're Mine Renaldo Rossano 1952
No Score Yet The Great Caruso Enrico Caruso 1951
No Score Yet The Toast of New Orleans Pepe Abellard Duvalle 1950
No Score Yet That Midnight Kiss Johnny Donnetti 1949

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