Mario Lanza (born Alfred Arnold Cocozza; January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. Wikipedia
Age: 38 (age at death)
Born: 31st January, 1921, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 7th October, 1959, Place of Death
Height: 5' 7¾" (172 cm)
Claim to Fame: "Be My Love" became his first million-selling hit
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Soprano Maria Callas (who was not known for her praise of contemporary singers) is on record as calling Lanza "Caruso`s successor," and in a 1973 interview said of him: "My biggest regret is not to have had the opportunity of singing with the greatest tenor voice I`ve ever heard."
As one of the first students at Tanglewood in the early 1940s, he was certainly in distinguished company. His fellow students during that period included Leonard Bernstein, conductor/impresario Sarah Caldwell, composer/conductor Lukas Foss and teacher/composer/conductor Frederick Fennell, to name but a few.
Sara Montiel, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who became the first to also achieve Hollywood stardom, died Monday. She was 85.
Her biographer, Peter Villora, said Montiel died at her home in Madrid after passing out. "She was both an actress and singer, but mainly an actress, fulfilling the dream of her life," Villora said.
Montiel was born Maria Antonia Abad in Campo de Criptana in the central region of La Mancha. An acknowledged beauty with an almost husky singing voice, Montiel starred in more than 50 films, many of which were musicals.
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LOS ANGELES – Kathryn Grayson, whose beauty and lilting soprano voice brightened such popular MGM musicals of the 1940s and 1950s as "Anchors Aweigh," "Show Boat" and "Kiss Me Kate," has died at age 88.
Grayson died Wednesday at her Los Angeles home, the actress` longtime secretary and companion, Sally Sherman, told The Associated Press.
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"All my life I liked fun. I`m young and alive. I like people with heart. Even today when people get gloomy around me, I swear in high C and say, `Let`s get going ... you`re fracturing me with this misery!`"
"I sing from the heart... I sing the words of a song and really feel them, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes... I sing as though my life depends on it, and if I ever stop doing that then I`ll stop living"