Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mario Lanza

Died of a heart attack at thirty eight years of age. On his Wiki page, Hedda Hopper is quoted, saying, "his smile, which was as big as his voice, was matched with the habits of a tiger cub, impossible to housebreak."
Enjoy this you tube mash-up of Mario Lanza singing, Sweet Mystery of Life and Mel Brooks', Young Frankenstein. Wonderful.


  1. Doubly sad - his widow died five months later at the age of 37, and their three of their four children all died between the ages of 37 and 55.

  2. That's tragic. Hopefully, like the old hymn says, we'll understand it better by and by.