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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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Known For

Serenade
Serenade Desdemona in 'Otello'
(1956)
Little Shop of Erotica
Little Shop of Erotica Restaurant Patron
(2001)
Toscanini: The Maestro
(1985)
Otello
Otello Desdemona
(1948)

Filmography

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 2001 Little Shop of Erotica
Restaurant Patron
 1956 Serenade
Desdemona in 'Otello'
 1948 Otello (TV Movie)
Desdemona
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 1956 Serenade (performer: "Dio Ti Giocondi" - uncredited)
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 1986 Great Performances (TV Series)
Heidi Schiller
- Follies in Concert (1986) ... Heidi Schiller
 1985 Toscanini: The Maestro (Documentary)
Herself
 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #9.10 (1955) ... Herself
 1951 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #2.25 (1951) ... Herself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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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Did You Know?

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:

She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1995 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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