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Beniamino Gigli (I) (1890–1957)


Beniamino Gigli was born in Recanati, Italy, on March 20, 1890, into a poor family. He possessed a fine singing voice and, after struggling to make a living for many years, he eventually made his operatic debut as a tenor on October 15, 1914, appearing in "La Giaconda" in Rovigo, Italy. Over the following years his reputation and stature grew. His ... See full bio »

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(age 67) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Known For

Funny Games Soundtrack
(2007)
Funny Games Soundtrack
(1997)
The Skeleton Key Soundtrack
(2005)
The Addams Family Soundtrack
(1991)

Filmography

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 2015 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Flicker (2015) ... (performer: "La canzone dell'amore" - uncredited)
 2014 Ispytanie (performer: "O, Colombina")
 2013 The Boy Castaways (performer: "Giovinezza")
 2010 La grande magie (TV Movie) (performer: "Tosca (E lucevan le stelle)")
 2007 Funny Games (performer: "CARE SELVE, OMBRE BEATE")
 2007 Slipstream (performer: "Mi Par D'Udire Ancor")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Ride (2006) ... (performer: "Viva Il Vino Spumeggiante")
 2005 The Skeleton Key (performer: "Je Crois Entendre Encore")
 1997 Funny Games (performer: "Cara Salva")
 1997 Sunday (performer: "La donna è mobile")
 1996 Harriet the Spy (performer: "La Serenata")
 1993 Household Saints (performer: "Vogliatemi Bene")
 1992 Canvas (performer: "Torna A Surriento")
 1991 The Addams Family (performer: "Oh Sole Mio")
 1991 Volere volare (performer: "Mamma")
 1988 Chiari di luna (performer: "Mamma")
 1976 The Last Tycoon (performer: "Mi par d'udire ancora" - uncredited)
 1961 Girl with a Suitcase (performer: "'Celeste Aida' from 'Aida'")
 1950 Soho Conspiracy ("La Difesa" from the opera Andrea Chenier")
 1950 Taxi di notte (performer: "Vesti la giubba" (undredited), "Con la pioggia o con la Luna", "Città silente", "Mattinata")
 1942 Broken Love (performer: "Winterstuerme wichen den Wonnemond", "Caro mio ben" (uncredited), "Io son l'umile ancella" and "La dolcissima effegie", "La bohème (excerpts from acts III and IV)", "In meinen Träumen darf ich bei Dir sein (Tenerezza)" (uncredited))
 1941 Mamma (performer: "Mamma", "Non ti scordar di me", "La donna è mobile", "Spento è quel sorriso", "Un bacio ancora")
 1936 Thou Art My Joy (performer: "Tu sei la vita mia" (uncredited), "Celeste Aida", "O terra, addio" (uncredited), "È lucevan le stelle" (uncredited), "Santa Lucia" (uncredited), "Donna non vidi mai" (uncredited), "No! Pazzo son! Guardate!" (uncredited))
 1935 Vergiss mein nicht (performer: "Vergiss mein nicht" (Wenn du so zärtlich bist) (Non ti scordar di me))
 1927 A Program of Concert Favorites (Short) (performer: "Mírame así", "Bergère légère", "Come, Love, with Me", "O sole mio")
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