Alberghetti, Anna Maria (1936–)

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Alberghetti, Anna Maria (1936–)

Italian singer and actress. Born May 15, 1936, in Pesaro, Italy; eldest of three children of Daniele (cellist) and Vittoria Alberghetti (pianist); m. Claudio Guzman (producer-director; now div.); children: Alexander and Pilar.

At 12, made 1st European concert tour; made US debut at Carnegie Hall (1950); made film debut as Monica in Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Medium (1950); groomed by Paramount to replace Deanna Durbin, gave "standout" rendition of the "Caro Nome" aria from Rigoletto in Here Comes the Groom (1951), which featured Bing Crosby; won Tony Award for starring role in Broadway musical Carnival; retired (1961). Other films include The Stars Are Singing (with Rosemary Clooney, 1953), The Last Command (1955), 10,000 Bedrooms (1957), Duel at Apache Wells (1957), and Cinderfella (1960).

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