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Ezio Pinza

Ezio PinzaAKA Fortunio Pinza

Born: 18-May-1892
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 9-May-1957
Location of death: Stamford, CT
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Operatic bass, NY Metropolitan Opera

Military service: Italian Army (WWI)

Father: Cesare Pinza
Mother: Clelia Bulgarelli
Wife: Augusta Cassinelli (div., one daughter)
Daughter: Claudia Pinza (opera singer)
Wife: Doris Leak (ballerini, m. 1940, three children)

    University: University of Ravenna (dropped out)
    University: Rossini Conservatory, Bologna

    New York Metropolitan Opera Singer (1926-48)
    La Scala Singer (1922-24)
    Teatro Reale, Rome Singer (1919-21)
    Tony 1950 for South Pacific (best actor)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1601 Vine St. (recording)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Tonight We Sing (26-Jan-1953)
    Strictly Dishonorable (3-Jul-1951) · Augustino Caraffa
    Mr. Imperium (2-Mar-1951)
    Carnegie Hall (28-Feb-1947) · Himself


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