Ezio Pinza (1892–1957)

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Ezio Pinza was born on May 18, 1892 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Fortunato Pinza. He was married to Doris Leak and Augusta Casinelli. He died on May 9, 1957 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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The Blues Brothers Soundtrack
Mr. Imperium Prince Alexis aka Mr. Imperium
Tonight We Sing Feodor Chaliapin
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 2009 The Last Station (performer: "Gente, gente, all'armi, all'armi" - as Pinza)
 1996 Big Night (performer: "Giordani, Caro Mio Ben")
 1994 Only You (performer: "Some Enchanted Evening")
 1993 My Life (performer: "Some Enchanted Evening")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (performer: "Anema e Core")
 1955 What's My Line? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dorothy Lamour (1955) ... (performer: "Happy Birthday to You")
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Special) (performer: "Wedding Proposal Scene")
 1953 Season's Greetings (TV Movie) (performer: "Panis Angelicus")
 1952 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Trip to Palm Springs (1952) ... (performer: "Some Enchanted Evening" - uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable (performer: "Everything I Have Is Yours" (uncredited), "La veau d'or" (uncredited), "Se a caso madama" (uncredited), "Aria")
 1951 Mr. Imperium (performer: "Let Me Look At You", "Andiamo", "Solamente una vez (You Belong To My Heart)" (uncredited))
 1947 Rehearsal: The Telephone Hour (Short) (performer: "L' Ultima Canzone" (fragment), "La ci darem la mano", "Le cor")
 1947 Carnegie Hall (performer: "Il lacerato spirito", "Fin ch'han dal vino" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in P.G. Wodehouse's play, "The Play's The Thing," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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Incredibly enough, for all his success in opera and musical comedy, Ezio Pinza was unable to read music, and conductor Arturo Toscanini, with whom Pinza sometimes worked, often insisted on his singers performing every note as written! Everything Pinza sang, from the most complex operatic role to the simplest popular song, was memorized laboriously, note by note. As Pinza himself once said, "I'm ... See more »

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