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Mario Lanza Overview:

Legendary actor, Mario Lanza, was born Alfred Arnold Cocozza on Jan 31, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA. Lanza died at the age of 38 on Oct 7, 1959 in Rome, Italy .

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording and Motion Pictures. Lanza was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Aurora on Oct 7, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

I’ve been listening to varied broadcasts of “The Show” on old-time radio on and off for some time. ?In fact, it is by way of these shows that I know anything about the actor/singer at all not having seen any of his films, including the mega-hit THE GREAT CARUSO directed... Read full article


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Mario Lanza Facts
Legally changed his name from Alfredo Cocozza to Mario Lanza in 1948, just before he signed with MGM.

A minor uproar once resulted when Lanza went on an early '50s TV show and lip-synched to one of his hit songs rather than singing live. (This was not done in the early days of TV).

Lanza had four children with his wife Betty: Colleen - a screenwriter, died of a road accident in 1997; Elisa - a housewife with two sons, Damon - had dabbled in restaurant and motorcycle business; Marc - died of a heart attack in 1993 at age 37

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