Mario Lanza
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1921-01-31
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Mario Lanza Biography (Wikipedia)

Mario Lanza (born Alfred Arnold Cocozza; January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor, actor and Hollywood film star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.

Lanza began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1947, Lanza signed a seven-year film contract with Louis B. Mayer, the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer who saw his performance and was impressed by his singing. Prior to that, the adult Lanza had sung only two performances of an opera. The following year (1948), however, he sang the role of Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly in New Orleans.

His film début for MGM was in That Midnight Kiss (1949) with Kathryn Grayson and Ethel Barrymore. The following year, in The Toast of New Orleans, his featured popular song "Be My Love" became his first million-selling hit. In 1951, he played the role of tenor Enrico Caruso , his idol, in the biopic, The Great Caruso, which produced another million-seller with "The Loveliest Night of the Year" (a song which used the melody of Sobre las Olas). The Great Caruso was the top-grossing film that year.

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The Loveliest Night Of Year
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The Loveliest Night Of Year
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Drink Drink
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Drink Drink
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Deep In My Heart, Dear
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Deep In My Heart, Dear
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With A Song In My Heart
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With A Song In My Heart
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Drinking song
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Drinking song
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When You're in Love
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When You're in Love
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Loveliest Night Of The Year
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Loveliest Night Of The Year
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Serenade From The Student Prince
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Serenade From The Student Prince
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The Student Prince - Serenade
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The Student Prince - Serenade
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I'll Walk With God
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I'll Walk With God
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Begin The Beguine
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Begin The Beguine
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Drinking Song (Drink, Drink, Drink)
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Drinking Song (Drink, Drink, Drink)
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This nearly was mine
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This nearly was mine
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