Lanza, Mario

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Lanza, Mario Gender: M
Alfred Arnold Cocozza
born on 31 January 1921 at 09:45 (= 09:45 AM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°13' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°09 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 10°50'

Mario Lanza


Italian-American singer and actor, a great vocal phenomenon, the first recording artist to ever sell more than two million albums. All together, he sang a total of just three opera performances during his lifetime. His best remembered song is "Be My Love." In 1949, Lanza made a movie debut in "That Midnight Kiss." One of the biggest pop stars of the '50s, he later played the role of Caruso.

The son of immigrants, Lanza had little formal voice training. He was discovered at an audition in Philadelphia and cast in a single performance of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at Tanglewood on 7 August 1942. After an army stint during WW II, he teamed up with George London and Frances Yeend to form the Bel Canto Trio. When MGM chief Louis B. Mayer heard Lanza sing at the Hollywood Bowl, he promptly signed him to a seven-year contract. Except for two performances of "Madame Butterfly" in New Orleans, the opera world never hear from him again.

Lanza fought with weight problems all of his career. During filming, he went on crash diets, only to later regain his loss and more.

He died on 7 October 1959, aged 38, of a binge of eating and drinking after a performance in Rome. Officially his death was deemed from a heart attack, but suspicion persisted that he met his end at the hands of Lucky Luciano because of a business dispute.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 7 August 1942 (Sang "The Merry Wives of Windsor.")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1949 (Movie debut, That Midnight Kiss)
  • Death, Mysterious October 1959 (Obesity, heart attack, age 38)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Eugene Moore. Same in Contemporary American Horoscopes. Same data by Ray Strait, "Lanza"


  • Traits : Body : Weight (Weight problems, gain and lose)
  • Traits : Mind : Education limited (Little formal training)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Eating Disorder (Binging, gorge-purge)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Stage performances)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book