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Ezio Pinza (1892–1957)


Ezio Pinza was born on May 18, 1892 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Fortunato Pinza. He was an actor, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), Mr. Imperium (1951) and Big Night (1996). He was married to Doris Leak and Augusta Casinelli. He died on May 9, 1957 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers Soundtrack
(1980)
Mr. Imperium
Mr. Imperium Prince Alexis aka Mr. Imperium
(1951)
Big Night
Big Night Soundtrack
(1996)
The Last Station
The Last Station Soundtrack
(2009)

Filmography

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 1953 Season's Greetings (TV Movie)
 1953 Bonino (TV Series)
Babbo Bonino
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Interlude (1953)
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Tony Valeri
- The Valari Special (1952) ... Tony Valeri
 1951-1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Opera Bass Vocalist / Guest Opera Singer
- Episode #3.9 (1952) ... Guest Opera Bass Vocalist
- Episode #2.7 (1951) ... Guest Opera Singer
 1952 The Ezio Pinza Show (TV Series)
Series Host
- Episode #1.11 (1952) ... Series Host
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable
Count Augustino 'Gus' Caraffa
 1947 Carnegie Hall
Ezio Pinza
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Stage: Appeared in P.G. Wodehouse's play, "The Play's The Thing," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. See more »

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Incredibly enough, for all his success in opera and musical comedy, Ezio Pinza was unable to read music, and conductor Arturo Toscanini, with whom Pinza sometimes worked, often insisted on his singers performing every note as written! Everything Pinza sang, from the most complex operatic role to the simplest popular song, was memorized laboriously, note by note. As Pinza himself once said, "I'm ... See more »

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