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Overview (5)

Born in West New York, New Jersey, USA
Died in Venice Beach, Florida, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameMichael John Roselli
Nickname Mickey
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (2)

American/Neopolitan singer possessing a tenor voice. He was abandoned as child by his father after his mother died while giving birth to him. He was raised by his paternal grandfather until he enlisted in the army at the age of 17. Roselli received a Bronze Star for his participation in "The Battle Of The Bulge." Jimmy has recorded over 36 albums containing over 500 songs. He had three top 25 hits in the 60s during the era of rock and roll. Unbelievably all were Neopolitan songs. His American rendition of standard ballads gave him great notoriety not only in the U.S. but also in England. Roselli has played some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S. and in England, such as The Palace, The Copacabana and Carnegie Hall in New York. He was the only performer to sell out two shows on a Monday night at Carnegie Hall. He has starred at The Paladium and Royal Albert Hall in London and The Sands in Las Vegas. He performed to sell out crowds at both Trumps Casino and Cesars in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jimmy performed on the Ed Sullivan television Show three times during the 60s and was the first and only performer to walk off on Sullivan after a dispute. Roselli's falling out with Frank Sinatra cost him part of his career in the late 60s and early 70s. Jimmy grew up on the same street in Hoboken, N.J. as Sinatra. Roselli was well known by his peers in the music industry for his great voice and his professionalism. At the time of his retirement he was commanding and getting $65,000 to $125,000 for a single performance based on the venue. Roselli passed away in 2011.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dennis DelleFave

Jimmy was signed United Artists records in 1964. He ultimately bought out his music catalog to start his own company, M&R records in the early 70's for $75,000. Roselli recorded 36 albums during career. He used the top arrangers and conductors in the business such as Larry Wilcox, Academy Award winner Ralph Burns, George Saravo. Gordon Jenkins and later in his career Peter Moore. Moore was from London, England, where Jimmy recorded most of his later albums. Roselli's top recording "Mala Femmina" was used twice in the sound track of Martin Scorcesi's, "Mean Streets." Jimmy also sang the title song for the Movie "Buona Sera Mrs. Campbell starring Gina Lolabrigida.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dennis DelleFave

Spouse (2)

Donna Tumolo (1983 - present)
Angeline Giofredda (1946 - 1980) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

His natural tenor voice

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