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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 Otello (1948), Serenade (1956) and Little Shop of Erotica (2001). 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

Otello Desdemona
(1948)
Serenade Desdemona in 'Otello'
(1956)
Little Shop of Erotica Restaurant Patron
(2001)
(1955)

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 played Micaela in Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halevy, and Prosper Merime's opera, "Carmen," at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois with Bruna Castagna (Carmen); Kurt Baum (Don Jose); Alexander Sved (Escamillo); Michael Signorelli (Bermandado); Giuseppe Cavadore (Daneaire); Algerd Brazis (Morales); Reinhold Schmidt (Zuniga); Janet... 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 perhaps the most famous Mimi (in "La Boheme") of the 1940s. She not only sang the role on legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini's 1946 radio broadcast, but also with the Metropolitan Opera. See more »

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