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Franco Corelli (1921–2003)

Franco Corelli was born on April 8, 1921 in Ancona, Marche, Italy as Dario Corelli. He was an actor, known for The Killing Fields (1984), Angel Heart (1987) and The Immigrant (2013). He was married to Loretta Di Lelio. He died on October 29, 2003 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. See full bio »

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The Killing Fields
The Killing Fields Soundtrack
Angel Heart
Angel Heart Soundtrack
The Immigrant
The Immigrant Soundtrack
Heart and Souls
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 1973 Andrea Chénier (TV Movie)
Andrea Chénier
 1958 La forza del destino (TV Movie)
Don Alvaro
 1958 Turandot (TV Movie)
 1956 Carmen (TV Movie)
Don José
 1956 Supreme Confession
 1954 Pagliacci (TV Movie)
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 2013 The Immigrant (performer: "Il Trovatore")
 1993 Heart and Souls (performer: "Ah Ci Ben Mio")
 1987 Angel Heart (performer: "Fenesta che lucive")
 1986 The American Way (performer: "Il Travatore")
 1984 The Killing Fields (performer: "Nessun dorma")
 1979 Luna ("Il Trovatore")
 1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.1 (1966) ... (performer: "Vicino a te")
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 1971 Weiße Rosen aus Athen (TV Movie)
Himself - Musician
 1962-1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Opera Singer / Himself - Audience Bow / Singer / ...
- Episode #21.29 (1968) ... Himself - Audience Bow
- Episode #21.24 (1968) ... Singer
- Episode #20.11 (1966) ... Himself - Singer
- Episode #20.2 (1966) ... Himself - Opera Singer
- Episode #20.1 (1966) ... Himself - Opera Singer
 1962-1964 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Opera Tenor / Himself - Opera Singer
- Episode #6.13 (1964) ... Himself - Opera Tenor
- Music of Love (1962) ... Himself - Opera Singer
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 1998 Great Performances (TV Series)
 1997 Great Moments in Opera (TV Movie)

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Posessed of a powerful, largely self-trained, tenor voice combined with the good looks of the born matinée idol, Franco Corelli was also a man plagued all his life by various neuroses which ultimately brought about his retirement from the stage at the height of his fame and powers, in 1976. In later years, he maintained homes in New York and Milan and taught the occasional private pupil. See more »


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