Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza
1921 - 1959
Mario Lanza  American Singer

Mario Lanza dating history


Mario Lanza was previously married to Betty Hicks (1945 - 1959).

Mario Lanza was in a relationship with Inger Stevens.

Mario Lanza had an encounter with Zsa Zsa Gabor (1958).


American Singer Mario Lanza was born Alfred Arnold Cocozza on 31st January, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and passed away on 7th Oct 1959 Rome, Italy aged 38. He is most remembered for Be My Love" became his first million-selling hit. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Mario Lanza was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Ann Blyth in The Great Caruso (1951), Kathryn Grayson in That Midnight Kiss (1949) and Zsa Zsa Gabor in For the First Time (1959).

Mario Lanza is a member of the following lists: American male singers, American musicians and Traditional pop music singers.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 15 years, 9 months - -
Dating1 - - -
Encounter1 3 months, 2 days - -
Total3 15 years, 9 months 5 years, 4 months 3 months, 2 days


First Name Mario
Last Name Lanza
Full Name at Birth Alfred Arnold Cocozza
Alternative Name The Tiger, The Service Caruso (while he was in the US Army), Freddy, Alfred Arnold Cocozza, Mario Lanza
Age 38 (age at death) years
Birthday 31st January, 1921
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died 7th October, 1959
Place of Death Rome, Italy
Height 5' 7¾" (172 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Wavy Black Hair, Deep voice
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, Actor
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Be My Love" became his first million-selling hit
Music Genre Vocal
Music Style Traditional Pop, Popular Music Entry, Standards, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen, Musical Theater, Opera
Music Mood Theatrical, Dramatic, Sophisticated, Somber, Sensual, Sentimental, Passionate, Warm, Elegant, Melancholy, Confident, Bittersweet, Wistful, Reflective, Intimate, Romantic, Yearning
Official Websites
Father Antonio Cocozza
Mother Maria Lanza
Friend David Niven, Greg Bautzer

Mario Lanza (, born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.

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Partner Comparison

Mario Lanza38 AquariusSinger
Zsa Zsa Gabor99 AquariusActress
Betty Hicks37 ScorpioHomemaker
Inger Stevens35 LibraActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MarcMaleBetty Hicks
DamonMaleBetty Hicks
ElisaFemaleBetty Hicks
ColleenFemale9th December, 194873 years oldBetty Hicks


For the First Time1959Tonio CostaMovie
Seven Hills of Rome1957Marc RevereMovie
Serenade1956Damon VincentiMovie
The Student Prince1954Prince Karl (singing voice)Movie
Shower of Stars1954TV Show
Because You're Mine1952Renaldo RossanoMovie
The Great Caruso1951Enrico CarusoMovie
The Toast of New Orleans1950Pepe Abellard DuvalleMovie
That Midnight Kiss1949Johnny DonnettiMovie
Winged Victory1944Chorus Member (uncredited)Movie

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Posted commentsView all comments (8)

wjerryzwjerryzFeb 8, 2018

His voice is so powerful he could break a champagne glass at 60 yards.

LITTLE KOJAKMar 19, 2013

Under "similar artists" Tony Martin sholuld be
He came as close to having a thrilling voice and styloe as Mario Lanza.

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