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Mario Lanza (Alfred Arnold Cocozza)

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mario Lanza's life, sadly, has all the markings of an epic Shakespearean tragedy. The story is truly incredible: a wild, incendiary Philadelphia kid who can sing better than Enrico Caruso sets out to become the greatest dramatic opera singer who ever lived, is detoured by MGM honcho Louis B. Mayer and vixen Hollywood, is remade into a fiercely handsome box-office champ with a 50-inch chest, his own national radio show, 1951 TIME Magazine cover idol, and king of the pop record world. Read more...

Actor

Character: Johnny Donnetti

That Midnight Kiss 1949

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Character: Renaldo Rossano

Because You're Mine 1952

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Character: Damon Vincenti

Serenade 1956

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Character: Marc Revere

Arrivederci Roma 1957

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Character: Tonio Costa

For the First Time 1959

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Character: Clip from 'Toast of New Orleans'

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Himself

Legends 2006

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Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Pepe Abellard Duvalle

The Toast of New Orleans 1950

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