Opera Singers in the Movies

by bderoes | created - 19 Aug 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

From the book Opera on Film by Richard Fawkes, c. 2000.

Not found: Gabriella Gatti (b. 1908) Apollo Granforte (b. 1886) Tancredi Pasero (b. 1892) Alexander Pirogov (b. 1899) Josef Schmidt (b. 1904) Leonard Sobinov (b. 1872) Ganne Walska (b. 1891)

Then started adding my own. "Movies" includes television.

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1. Donald Adams

Actor | The Mikado

Donald Adams was born on December 20, 1928 in Bristol, England as Charles Donald Adams. He was an actor, known for The Mikado (1967), Patience (1965) and Patience (1982). He was married to Muriel Harding. He died on April 8, 1996 in Norwich, England.

2. Mathieu Ahlersmeyer

Actor | Figaros Hochzeit

Mathieu Ahlersmeyer was born on June 29, 1896 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Mathias Karl Maria Ahlersmeyer. He was an actor, known for The Marriage of Figaro (1949), Die Dubarry (1951) and Das Fräulein von Scuderi (1955). He was married to Marcia Otten. He died on July 23, ...

3. Licia Albanese

Actress | Otello

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.

4. Gitta Alpar

Actress | I Give My Heart

Gitta Alpar was born on February 5, 1900 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Regina Kalisch. She was an actress, known for The Loves of Madame Dubarry (1935), She, or Nobody (1932) and Gitta entdeckt ihr Herz (1932). She was married to Niels Wessel Bagge and Gustav Fröhlich. She died on February 17, ...

5. Luigi Alva

Actor | Der Barbier von Sevilla

Luigi Alva was born on April 10, 1927 in Lima, Peru as Luis Ernesto Alva y Talledo. He is an actor, known for Der Barbier von Sevilla (1973), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1967) and Falstaff (1956).

6. Lucine Amara

Actress | Carmen

Lucine Amara was born on March 1, 1927 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Lucine Armaganian.

7. Pasquale Amato

Actor | Glorious Betsy

Pasquale Amato was born on March 21, 1878 in Naples, Italy. He was an actor, known for Glorious Betsy (1928). He died on August 12, 1942 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

8. June Anderson

Soundtrack | Manchester by the Sea

June Anderson was born on December 30, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for Manchester by the Sea (2016), Candide (1991) and Luisa Miller (1988).

9. Imperio Argentina

Actress | Carmen (la de Triana)

Spanish actress. Parents: Antonio Nile (guitar player) and Rosario del Río. She was born during an artistic tournee of her parents in Argentina. She lived in Málaga till she the age of 12. There she studied dance. When she was 12 years old, she debuted in the comedy theatre of Buenos Aires with the...

10. Salvatore Baccaloni

Actor | Rock-a-Bye Baby

Salvatore Baccaloni was born on April 14, 1900 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958), Fanny (1961) and The Desert Song (1955). He was married to Elena Svilarova. He died on December 31, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA.

11. Gabriel Bacquier

Actor | Manon des sources

Gabriel Bacquier was born on May 17, 1924 in Béziers, Hérault, France as Gabriel-Augustin-Raymond-Théodore-Louis Bacquier. He is an actor, known for Manon of the Spring (1986), Falstaff (1979) and The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977).

12. Fedora Barbieri

Actress | Rigoletto

Fedora Barbieri was born on June 4, 1920 in Trieste, Italy. She was an actress, known for Rigoletto (1987), Falstaff (1956) and Andrea Chénier (1981). She was married to Luigi Barlozzetti. She died on March 4, 2003 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

13. John Barclay

Actor | Soylent Green

John Barclay was born on May 12, 1892 in Bletchingly, Surrey, England. He was an actor, known for Soylent Green (1973), The Mikado (1939) and Perry Mason (1957). He died on November 21, 1978 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

14. Josephine Barstow

Actress | Macbeth

Josephine Barstow was born on September 27, 1940 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Josephine Clare Barstow. She is an actress, known for Macbeth (1972), Gloriana (2000) and Un ballo in maschera (1990). She was previously married to Ande Anderson and Terry Hands.

15. Michael Bartlett

Actor | The Lilac Domino

Michael Bartlett was born on August 25, 1903 in North Oxford, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lilac Domino (1937), Love Me Forever (1935) and She Married Her Boss (1935). He died on February 16, 1979 in Boston, Massachusetts.

16. Gino Bechi

Actor | Fuga a due voci

Gino Bechi was born on October 16, 1913 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was an actor, known for Music on the Run (1943), Come Back to Sorrento (1945) and The Lovers (1946). He died on February 2, 1993 in Florence.

17. Emile Belcourt

Actor | Pushing Tin

Emile Belcourt was born on June 27, 1926 in Lafleche, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was an actor, known for Pushing Tin (1999), In Performance (1978) and Carmen (1989). He died on August 3, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

18. Teresa Berganza

Actress | Der Barbier von Sevilla

Teresa Berganza was born on March 16, 1935 in Madrid, Spain. She is an actress, known for Der Barbier von Sevilla (1973), Don Giovanni (1979) and ¡Buen viaje, excelencia! (2003). She was previously married to Félix Lavilla.

19. Erna Berger

Actress | Figaros Hochzeit

Erna Berger was born on October 19, 1900 in Dresden, Germany. She was an actress, known for The Marriage of Figaro (1949), Mozart's Don Giovanni (1955) and Falstaff in Vienna (1940). She was married to Sverre Wiull. She died on June 14, 1990 in Essen, Germany.

20. Carlo Bergonzi

Soundtrack | Moonstruck

Carlo Bergonzi was born on July 13, 1924 in Vidalenzo, Polesine Parmense, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was married to Adele Aimi. He died on July 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy.

21. Vincenzo Bettoni

Actor | La serva padrona

Vincenzo Bettoni is an actor, known for La serva padrona (1934) and Pergolesi (1932).

22. Jussi Björling

Soundtrack | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Jussi Björling was born on February 2, 1911 in Stora Tuna, Dalarnas län, Sweden as Johan Jonathan Björling. He was married to Anna-Lisa Berg. He died on September 9, 1960 in Siarö, Stockholms län, Sweden.

23. Michael Bohnen

Actor | Viktoria und ihr Husar

Michael Bohnen was born on May 2, 1887 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for Victoria and Her Hussar (1931), Gold (1934) and The Knight of the Rose (1925). He was married to La Jana, Mary Lewis (singer) and Ingeborg Behrend (singer) (first). He died on...

24. Fortunio Bonanova

Actor | Citizen Kane

Spanish-born Josep Lluis Moll studied music in Madrid and at the Paris Conservatoire. Having changed his name to Fortunio Bonanova (which, at the time, would have sounded more becoming of a budding musical star), he went on to make his international opera debut as a baritone in 1922. A protégé of ...

25. Richard Bonelli

Actor | Enter Madame!

Richard Bonelli was a major opera star in the 1930s and 1940s. His film career was incidental to his career as one of America's most prominent operatic baritones. He starred in San Francisco, Chicago, the Metropolitan in NYC and in other venues and had a very successful stint as star of his own ...

26. Franco Bonisolli

Actor | La traviata

Franco Bonisolli was born on May 25, 1937 in Rovereto, Italy. He was an actor, known for La traviata (1967), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) and Il trovatore (1985). He died on October 30, 2003 in Vienna, Austria.

27. Webster Booth

Actor | George Bizet, Composer of Carmen

British tenor. He began his career with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1923-1927. He became a prolific recording artist, and made innumerable broadcasts. Married to Anne Ziegler.

28. Sesto Bruscantini

Actor | On Such a Night

Sesto Bruscantini was born on December 10, 1919 in Porto Civitanova, Macerata, Italy. He was an actor, known for On Such a Night (1956), Closer (2004) and The Barber of Seville (1961). He was married to Sena Jurinac. He died on May 4, 2003 in Civitanova Marche, Macerata, Marche, Italy.

29. Renato Bruson

Soundtrack | Quartet

Renato Bruson was born on January 13, 1936 in Este, Veneto, Italy. He is an actor, known for Quartet (2012), La Traviata (2006) and Cavalleria rusticana (1982). He is married to Tita Tegano.

30. Grace Bumbry

Actress | Carmen

Grace Bumbry was born on January 4, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for Carmen (1969), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) and Aïda (1977). She was previously married to Andreas Jaeckel.

31. Montserrat Caballé

Soundtrack | La vita è bella

Montserrat Caballé was born on April 12, 1933 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folch. She was married to Bernabé Martí. She died on October 6, 2018 in Barcelona.

32. Maria Callas

Soundtrack | Ghost in the Shell

This volatile opera diva was born in New York City to Greek émigrés in 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and ...

33. Giuseppe Campanari

Self | Webb Singing Pictures

Giuseppe Campanari was born on November 17, 1859 in Rovigo, Veneto, Italy. He was married to Mary. He died on May 31, 1927 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

34. Maria Caniglia

Actress | Tosca

Maria Caniglia was born on May 5, 1905 in Naples, Campania, Italy. She is known for her work on Tosca (1956), La primadonna (1943) and Household Saints (1993). She died on April 16, 1979 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

35. Josep Carreras

Soundtrack | Bats

Josep Maria Carreras i Coll was born on December 5, 1946, in Barcelona, Spain. His father was the owner of a small chemical plant. Young Carreras showed early interest in music after seeing Mario Lanza in the film The Great Caruso (1951) at the age of 6. He gave his first public performance on the ...

36. Enrico Caruso

Soundtrack | Match Point

Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades.

Caruso made ...

37. Anna Case

Actress | The Hidden Truth

Anna Case was born on October 29, 1889 in Clinton, New Jersey, USA. She was married to Clarence H. Mackay. She died on January 7, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA.

38. Lina Cavalieri

Actress | Manon Lescaut

Lina Cavalieri was born on December 25, 1874 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy as Natalina Cavalieri. She was an actress, known for Manon Lescaut (1914), The Two Brides (1919) and The Eternal Temptress (1917). She was married to Lucien Muratore, Aleksandr Beriatinskij, Giovanni Campari and Robert W. Chanler...

39. Maria Cebotari

Actress | Il sogno di Butterfly

Miss Maria Cebotari complained about horrible pain during her opera performance the Figaro (music by Mozart) in Milano. She complained about her tiredness, and tried to fight against her unknown illness. Doctors discovered she had gallbladder infection. The diet she was on did not help at all. Miss...

40. Feodor Chaliapin Sr.

Actor | Don Quixote

Feodor Chaliapin Sr. was born on February 13, 1873, in Omet Tawi, near Kazan, Russia. His childhood was full of suffering, hunger, and humiliation. From the age of 10-16, he was working jobs at river ports, restaurants, and tried acting on stage with various Russian provincial troupes. In 1890, ...

41. Nadine Conner

Actress | General Electric Theater

Nadine Conner was born on February 20, 1907 in Compton, California, USA as Evelyn Nadine Henderson. She was an actress, known for General Electric Theater (1953), Omnibus (1952) and Carmen (1952). She was married to Laurance Hugh Heacock. She died on March 1, 2003 in Los Alamitos, California.

42. Franco Corelli

Soundtrack | Angel Heart

Franco Corelli was born on April 8, 1921 in Ancona, Marche, Italy as Dario Corelli. He was married to Loretta Di Lelio. He died on October 29, 2003 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

43. Emilio Cossira

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

Emilio Cossira is an actor, known for Romeo and Juliet (1900).

44. Mary Costa

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Mary Costa was born on April 5, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Great Waltz (1972) and The Merry Widow (1968). She was previously married to Frank Tashlin.

45. Richard Cowan

Actor | La Bohème

Richard Cowan was born on December 24, 1957 in Euclid, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for La Bohème (1988), Madame Butterfly (1995) and Boris Godounov (1989). He was married to Uliana Kozhevnikova. He died on November 16, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

46. Toti Dal Monte

Actress | Cuore di mamma

Toti Dal Monte was born on June 27, 1893 in Mogliano Veneto, Veneto, Italy as Antonietta Meneghel. She was an actress, known for Mother's Heart (1954), Fiori d'arancio (1944) and Il vedovo allegro (1950). She was married to Enzo De Muro Lomanto. She died on January 26, 1975 in Pieve di Soligo, ...

47. Karl Daymond

Actor | Great Performances

Karl Daymond is an actor, known for Great Performances (1971) and Trouble in Tahiti (2001).

48. Pedro de Cordoba

Actor | My Favorite Wife

Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into ...

49. Lisa della Casa

Actress | Mozart's Don Giovanni

Lisa della Casa was born on February 2, 1919 in Burgdorf, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for Mozart's Don Giovanni (1955), Füsilier Wipf (1938) and Mir lönd nüd lugg (1940). She was married to Dragan Debelevic and Ernst Robert Geiser. She died on December 10, 2012 in ...

50. Mario Del Monaco

Soundtrack | The Untouchables

Mario Del Monaco was born on July 27, 1915 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Untouchables (1987), Wall Street (1987) and Action Jackson (1988). He was married to Rina Filippini. He died on October 16, 1982 in Mestre, Venice, Veneto, Italy.

51. Giuseppe De Luca

Soundtrack | Giuseppe De Luca, Singing 'Largo al factotum' from 'The Barber of Seville'

Giuseppe De Luca was born on December 25, 1876 in Rome, Italy. He was married to Giulia (sister of Olympia) and Olympia. He died on August 26, 1950 in New York, New York, USA.

52. Alessio De Paolis

Actor | La cantante dell'opera

Alessio De Paolis is an actor, known for La cantante dell'opera (1933) and Omnibus (1952).

53. Emmy Destinn

Actress | Die Löwenbraut

Emmy Destinn was born on February 26, 1878 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for The Lion's Bride (1914) and Lebensborn (1997). She died on January 28, 1930 in Budweis, Czechoslovakia.

54. Justino Díaz

Actor | Otello

Justino Díaz was born on January 29, 1940 in Puerto Rico. He is an actor, known for Otello (1986), Carmen (1969) and Callas Forever (2002).

55. Adam Didur

Actor | Amerykanska awantura

Adam Didur was born on December 24, 1873 in Wola Sekowa, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for American Adventure (1936). He died on January 7, 1946 in Katowice, Slaskie, Poland.

56. Giuseppe Di Stefano

Soundtrack | Goodfellas

Giuseppe Di Stefano was born on July 24, 1921 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. He was married to Monika Curth and Maria Di Stefano (Girolami). He died on March 3, 2008 in Santa Maria Hoè, Lombardy, Italy.

57. Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender

Actor | Figaros Hochzeit

Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender was born on February 19, 1897 in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Marriage of Figaro (1949), Theodor Körner (1932) and Die verkaufte Braut (1932). He was married to Sabine Peters. He died on February 13, 1978 in Nuremberg, ...

58. Plácido Domingo

Actor | The Book of Life

Although born in Madrid, Spain, Placido Domingo spent a major portion of his life living in Mexico City where he graduated from the Mexico City Conservatory. His first operatic performance was in a staging of La Traviata in Monterrey playing Alfredo. He was then a Tenor for the Israel National ...

59. Bruna Dragoni

Actress | La serva padrona

Bruna Dragoni is an actress, known for La serva padrona (1934), Casta diva (1935) and I due barbieri (1937).

60. Todd Duncan

Actor | Unchained

Todd Duncan was the original Porgy in the first run of Porgy & Bess, which opened on 10 October 1935 in New York. Prior to that, he obtained a master's degree in voice from Columbia University. He was also Professor of Voice at Howard University in Washington D.C.. He also sang in London, and was ...

61. Peter Dvorský

Soundtrack | The Punisher

Considered the fourth tenor (behind Carreras, Domingo & Pavarotti), Peter Dvorsky is the most internationally famous Slovak star. He performs concerts all over the world. He resigned from the Slovak National Theatre in October 1996 (after a 24-year stint) in protest to Slovak Culture Minister Ivan ...

62. Omar Ebrahim

Actor | Angels in America: The Opera

Omar Ebrahim was born on September 6, 1956 in Greasbrough, South Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Angels in America: The Opera (2004), The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992) and TV Operas (1995).

63. Nelson Eddy

Actor | Phantom of the Opera

The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron foundry. He sold newspaper advertising and ...

64. Otto Edelmann

Actor | Mozart's Don Giovanni

Otto Edelmann was born on February 5, 1917 in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria. He was an actor, known for Mozart's Don Giovanni (1955), Der Rosenkavalier (1961) and Magic Fire (1956). He was married to Ilse-Maria Straub. He died on May 14, 2003 in Vienna, Austria.

65. Mártha Eggerth

Actress | Das Hofkonzert

From the day she was born Martha lived in a world of music. For sure her father was a banker but he was also an amateur pianist. As for her mother, she was a housewife but also a very talented opera singer who had given up her career for the joys of matrimony and motherhood. It does not come as a ...

66. Irene Eisinger

Actress | Die Försterchristl

Irene Eisinger was born on December 8, 1903 in Cosel, Silesia, Germany. She was an actress, known for Die Försterchristl (1931), Arlecchino (1939) and Zwei Herzen im Dreiviertel-Takt (1930). She died on April 8, 1994 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England.

67. Mary Ellis

Actress | Bella Donna

A promising star first with the Metropolitan Opera than on the Broadway and London stages, soprano Mary Ellis had little chance to prove herself as either a musical or dramatic film star with only a few creaky vehicles left for audiences to ponder. Her versatility on stage, however, was extensive, ...

68. Cloe Elmo

Actress | La forza del destino

Cloe Elmo was born on April 9, 1910 in Lecce, Puglia, Italy. She was an actress, known for La forza del destino (1950). She died on May 24, 1962 in Ankara, Turkey.

69. Maria Ewing

Actress | Le nozze di Figaro

Maria Ewing was born on March 27, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Le nozze di Figaro (1976), Carmen (1989) and Carmen by Georges Bizet (1991). She was previously married to Peter Hall.

70. Geraldine Farrar

Actress | Carmen

Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in "Faust". From 1906-22 she was a member ...

71. Brigitte Fassbaender

Actress | Hänsel und Gretel

Brigitte Fassbaender was born on July 3, 1939 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Hänsel und Gretel (1981), Der Rosenkavalier (1979) and Die Fledermaus (1986).

72. Greg Fedderly

Actor | The Metropolitan Opera HD Live

Greg Fedderly is an actor, known for The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006), Tom Jones (1996) and Dulce Rosa (2015).

73. Wilhelmenia Fernandez

Actress | Diva

Wilhelmenia Fernandez was born in January 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Diva (1981), Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) and La Bohème (1980).

74. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was born on May 28, 1925 in Berlin, Germany as Albert Dietrich Fischer. He was an actor, known for Children of Men (2006), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Le nozze di Figaro (1976). He was married to Julia Varady, Christina Pugel-Schule, Ruth Leuwerik and Irmgard Poppen....

75. Kirsten Flagstad

Soundtrack | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Born in Stranstuen, Hamar, Norway, Norwegian soprano Kisten Flagstad's father was a conductor, and her mother was a singing coach and pianist as well as her first teacher. Flagstad continued her studies in Oslo with Ellen Schyte-Jacobsen and in Stockholm with Dr. Gillis Bratt. While still a student...

76. Sergio Franchi

Soundtrack | Race for Glory

Born in Cogorno, Liguria to a Neapolitan father and a Genoese mother, Franchi made his singing debut at age 10 as a hunchback in a school play. He sang with jazz groups in Italy, but immigrated to South Africa in 1947, after he completed his compulsory military service. He worked as a draftsman and...

77. Mirella Freni

Soundtrack | Copycat

Mirella Freni was born on February 27, 1935 in Modena, Italy as Mirella Fregni. She is an actress, known for Copycat (1995), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Awakenings (1990). She was previously married to Nicolai Ghiaurov.

78. Gottlob Frick

Actor | Don Giovanni

Gottlob Frick was born on July 28, 1906 in Ölbronn-Dürrn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Don Juan (1955), The Life and Loves of Mozart (1955) and Der Freischütz (1968). He was married to Margarete. He died on August 18, 1994 in Mühlacker, Baden-Württemberg.

79. Mary Garden

Actress | Thais

Opera soprano Mary Garden was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on February 20, 1874. Her family emigrated to the US in 1880, eventually settling in Chicago, Illinois. She showed an aptitude for music at an early age, studying the violin and piano and taking voice lessons while still a young girl. In ...

80. Gohar Gasparyan

Actress | V etot prazdnichnyi vecher

Gohar Gasparyan was born in 1924 in Egypt. She is known for her work on V etot prazdnichnyi vecher (1959), Karine (1969) and Lernayin ltchi gaghtniqe (1954). She died on April 15, 2007 in Yerevan, Armenia.

81. Alice Gentle

Actress | The Song of the Flame

Alice Gentle was born on June 30, 1885 in Chatworth, Illinois, USA as Alice Mae True. She was an actress, known for The Song of the Flame (1930), Golden Dawn (1930) and A Scene from Carmen (1929). She was married to Jacob Robinson Proebstel and Robert Bruce Gentle. She died on February 28, 1958 in ...

82. Beniamino Gigli

Soundtrack | Funny Games

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 ...

83. Olive Gilbert

Actress | The Dancing Years

Olive Gilbert was born on November 22, 1898 in Carmarthen, Wales as Olive Sarah Gilbert. She was an actress, known for The Dancing Years (1950), This Is Your Life (1955) and Ivor Novello (1956). She died on February 19, 1981 in Hove, East Sussex, England.

84. Peter Glossop

Actor | Le trouvère

Peter Glossop was born on July 6, 1928 in Wadsley, Sheffield, England. He was an actor, known for Le trouvère (1972), Otello (1974) and Pagliacci (1968). He was married to Michèle Amos and Joyce Blackham. He died on September 7, 2008 in London, England.

85. Tito Gobbi

Soundtrack | Wall Street

Tito Gobbi was one of the greatest Italian baritones of the 20th century. His most memorable roles were Scarpia (in Puccini's Tosca) and Verdi's Falstaff, among dozens of Italian operas that he recorded. He was also one of the best actors among opera singers, a talent which enabled him to both act ...

86. Charles Igor Gorin

Actor | NBC Television Opera Theatre

Composer, singer and actor. He came to the USA in 1933 and became a US citizen in 1939. Educated at the Vienna Conservatory (on scholarship) with Victor Fuchs, he debuted as a singer with the Czech State Opera. His American debut came in 1939 at the Hollywood Bowl, and he also sang on films and ...

87. Kathryn Grayson

Actress | Kiss Me Kate

Kathryn Grayson was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, NC, on February 9, 1922. This pretty, petite brunette with a heart-shaped face was discovered by MGM talent scouts while singing on the radio. The studio quickly signed her to a contract, and she was given acting lessons ...

88. Edita Gruberova

Actress | Hänsel und Gretel

Edita Gruberova was born on December 23, 1946 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Hänsel und Gretel (1981), Rigoletto (1987) and La traviata (1993).

89. Elisabeth Grümmer

Actress | Mozart's Don Giovanni

Elisabeth Grümmer was born on March 31, 1911 in Niederjeutz, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany as Elisabeth Schilz. She was an actress, known for Mozart's Don Giovanni (1955), Don Giovanni (1961) and Civilisation (1969). She was married to Detlef Grümmer. She died on November 6, 1986 in Warendorf, North ...

91. Håkan Hagegård

Actor | The Ghosts of Versailles

Håkan Hagegård was born on November 25, 1945 in Sweden. He is an actor, known for The Ghosts of Versailles (1992), Don Giovanni (1987) and The Magic Flute (1975).

92. Thomas Hampson

Actor | Mozart 22

Thomas Hampson was born on June 28, 1955 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA as Walter Thomas Hampson. He is an actor, known for Mozart 22 (2006), What Other Couples Do (2013) and Hamlet (2000).

93. Hope Hampton

Actress | The Light in the Dark

Hope Hampton was born on February 19, 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Mae Elizabeth Hampton. She was an actress and producer, known for The Light in the Dark (1922), Lawful Larceny (1923) and The Gold Diggers (1923). She was married to Jules Brulatour. She died on January 23, 1982 in New...

94. Aage Haugland

Actor | Parsifal

Aage Haugland was born on February 1, 1944 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an actor, known for Parsifal (1982), Der Rosenkavalier (1994) and Sirup (1990). He was married to Anette Haugland. He died on December 23, 2000 in Denmark.

95. Cynthia Haymon

Actress | American Playhouse

Cynthia Haymon was born on September 6, 1958 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for American Playhouse (1981), Breakfast with the Arts (1991) and L'incoronazione di Poppea (1994).

96. Barbara Hendricks

Actress | La Bohème

Barbara Hendricks was born on November 20, 1948 in Stephens, Arkansas, USA. She is an actress, known for La Bohème (1988), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) and Little Women (1994).

97. Hans Hotter

Soundtrack | Manhattan Murder Mystery

Hans Hotter was born on January 19, 1909 in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor, known for Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Der Barbier von Sevilla (1959) and Die Sehnsucht des Herzens (1951). He was married to Helga Fischer. He died on December 6, 2003 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

98. George Houston

Actor | The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury

This movie cowboy was actually born in New Jersey just before the turn of the 20th century, the son of a Protestant minister. He sang in his father's church choir, and after graduating high school he attended the private Blair Academy and then continued his musical training at New York's famous ...

99. Kathleen Howard

Actress | It's a Gift

Kathleen Howard was born on July 27, 1884 in Clifton, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress and writer, known for It's a Gift (1934), Death Takes a Holiday (1934) and Ball of Fire (1941). She was married to Edward Kellogg Baird (lawyer). She died on April 15, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

100. Ying Huang

Actress | Madame Butterfly

Ying Huang is an actress and composer, known for Madame Butterfly (1995), The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006) and Animated Tales of the World (2000).

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