- Anna Maria Alberghetti
Anna Maria Alberghetti (born
May 15, 1936) is an Italian-born actress and operatic singer.
Pesaro( Marche) she starred on Broadway and won a Tony Award in 1962 as Best Actress (Musical) for " Carnival!" (she tied with Diahann Carrollfor the musical "No Strings").
Alberghetti was a child prodigy. Her father was an opera singer and concert master of the Rome Opera Company. Her mother was a pianist. At age 6, Anna Maria sang in a concert on the Isle of Rhodes with a 100-piece orchestra. She performed at Carnegie Hall in New York at the age of 13.
She also entered into film as a teenager. Her cinema appearances include "
The Medium" (1951), "Here Comes the Groom" (1951), "The Last Command" (1955), with Dean Martinin " Ten Thousand Bedrooms" (1957), and as Princess Charmein opposite Jerry Lewisin " Cinderfella" (1960).
Alberghetti appeared twice on the cover of "Life" magazine. She sang on the CBS variety program "
The Ed Sullivan Show" more than 50 different times. She has toured in many theatrical productions and continues to with her popular one-woman cabaret act.
She had roles in a pair of 2001 films, "
The Whole Shebang" and " Friends and Family".
Her sister Carla also became a musical artist who appeared in many stage productions. She eventually became Anna Maria's replacement in her Tony-winning role on Broadway.
Alberghetti appeared in television commercials for Good Seasons salad dressing during the 1970s.
She was married to television producer-director Claudio Guzman from 1964 to 1974.
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