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Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an Italian American tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the late 1940s and 1950s.

His lirico spinto tenor voice was considered by his admirers to rival that of Enrico Caruso, whom Lanza portrayed in the 1951 filmThe Great Caruso. Compared with Caruso, however, his operatic career was negligible. Lanza sang a wide variety of music throughout his career, ranging from operatic arias to the popular songs of the day. While his highly emotional style was not universally praised by critics, he was immensely popular and his many recordings are still prized today. He died of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 38 and was entombed in Holy Cross Cemetery. 
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FilmographyThe Great Caruso (movie), The Student Prince, That Midnight Kiss
Birth Date:  January 31, 1921
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review by . September 09, 2009
posted in People Power
Be My Love, Student Prince!
Well, this student prince is certainly not from my time and even older than my parents' time. I first heard him on an LP (gramaphone records) which many of you here won't even know what the heck that is. My parents love of music meant that I was blessed with lots of beautiful songs from their time and before.      Mario Lanza was one such singer and actor as with Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant  & Richard Burton.   Mario Lanza was famous …
Quick Tip by . November 15, 2009
From an extreme past, a great one nonetheless!
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