Mario Lanza Actor Mario Lanza was an American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian immigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. He was born Alfred Arnold Cocozza.
Mario Lanza sings O sole mio recorded 1949 O sole mio ( My Sun) 1898 Words Giovanni Capurro Music Eduardo di Capua Mario was one of the most polular singers of the age, and still as a large fan base all over the world. Mario had short time on this earth, he died aged 38 in 1959 but left us with meny beutifull songs.