Anna Maria Alberghetti

Anna Maria Alberghetti

Anna Maria Alberghetti (born May 15, 1936) is an Italian-born actress and operatic singer.

Born in Pesaro (Marche) she starred on Broadway and won a Tony Award in 1962 as Best Actress (Musical) for "Carnival!" (she tied with Diahann Carroll for 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 Martin in "Ten Thousand Bedrooms" (1957), and as Princess Charmein opposite Jerry Lewis in "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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