Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza

Highest Rated: 57% The Student Prince (1954)

Lowest Rated: 57% The Student Prince (1954)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1921

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Mario Lanza's life was the stuff of show business legend. The son of Italian immigrants who imbued him with a love for opera, he rose to greatness as both a singer and a movie star before a sudden, tragic death. Lanza's rich, mellifluous voice and darkly handsome looks sent him from the opera stage to motion picture sound stages in less than a decade. Viewed by MGM as a "singing Clark Gable," he exercised his vocal abilities and considerable charm in a handful of films, including "The Great Caruso" (1951), a biopic of his boyhood idol, opera singer Enrico Caruso. But health issues took a serious toll, and by the late 1950s, he was no longer in demand as an actor and unable to fulfill his concert commitments. His death in 1959 was an all-too-early end to a bright career.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet For the First Time Tonio Costa (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 20% The Seven Hills of Rome Marc Revere (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 43% Serenade Damon Vincenti (Character) - 1956
57% 73% The Student Prince Prince Karl (singing voice) (Voice) - 1954
No Score Yet 33% Because You're Mine Renaldo Rossano (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 63% The Great Caruso Enrico Caruso (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 56% The Toast of New Orleans Pepe Abellard Duvalle (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 41% That Midnight Kiss Johnny Donnetti (Character) - 1949

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