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Licia Albanese (1909–2014)

Licia Albanese was born on July 23, 1909 in Bari, Apulia, Italy as Felicia Albanese. She was an actress, known for Serenade (1956), Little Shop of Erotica (2001) and Toscanini: The Maestro (1985). She was married to Joseph A. Gimma. She died on August 15, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2001 Little Shop of Erotica
Restaurant Patron
 1956 Serenade
Desdemona in 'Otello'
 1948 Otello (TV Movie)
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 1956 Serenade (performer: "Dio Ti Giocondi" - uncredited)
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 1986 Great Performances (TV Series)
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- Follies in Concert (1986) ... Heidi Schiller
 1985 Toscanini: The Maestro (Documentary)
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 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #9.10 (1955) ... Herself
 1951 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
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- Episode #2.25 (1951) ... Herself
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She was chosen to sing the roles of Violetta and Mimi in conductor Arturo Toscanini's radio broadcast performances of "La Traviata" and "La Boheme", respectively. Both were broadcast on NBC radio in 1946. They were eventually released on 45-RPM records and 33 1/3 RPM LPs, as well as on CD. The "Boheme" broadcast commmemorated ... See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

Only God makes a diva. No, just call me a plain singer with lots of expression. [in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004]

Trivia:

Her big break came in her native Italy in 1934, when she took over for the indisposed star of "Madama Butterfly" at Milan's Teatro Lirico. She turned that heroine into a signature role, with reportedly more than 300 performances during her career. She made over 400 appearances at the Met, holding the record for the most "La Traviatas" (87). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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