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Mario Lanza

Highest Rated:   60% The Student Prince (1954)
Lowest Rated:   60% The Student Prince (1954)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
60% 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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